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March 17th, 2011
08:38 AM ET

Attempt to cool Daiichi reactor fails

Workers continue to try to cool the nuclear reactors at the Daiichi plant in Japan, but emergency crews had to temporarily withdraw water canons after high radiation levels were detected Thursday.

Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer and Chief Engineer with Fairewinds Associates, explains the current complications at the plant and tells Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans what needs to be done to contain potential dangers.


Filed under: Japan Earthquake
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. James Bennett

    Since CNN brought the NEI to my attention I found a youtube ;
    -Nuclear Energy Institute CEO Marvin Fertel offers support and condolences to the people of Japan-

    I would like the NEI to organize industry volunteers to go to these reactors in Japan.
    Bring your gear and spend the 30 min. or 10 minutes or whatever the dosage time turns out to be,
    pay the way for everybody,
    PHYSICALLY GO TO JAPAN – KNOCK ON THE DOOR – say WHERE DO YOU WANT US.

    March 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  2. Bill Mihal

    Mr. Gundersen is a credible, no-nonsense engineer, and someone who is consistently foreshadowing what "officials" are only divulging well after the fact. He also seems to be stirring up the defensiveness of the industry establishment. They can't wish away reality. Listen and learn.

    Hang in there, Arnie.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:01 am |