Were the nuclear reactors designed to be explosive?
Today’s episode of Democracy Now (Mar 17, 2011) contains some, uh,
explosive claims from Karl Grossman and Paul Gunter. What they say is
that nuclear fuel rods are themselves designed with explosive
materials. Not the “fuel” (uranium) inside the fuel rods, but the
rods. The design of the fuel rods themselves requires being under
water to prevent explosions. It’s probably better if I quote from the
report rather than try to replicate it with my words:
Interviewed were: Karl Grossman, investigative journalist and
professor of journalism at SUNY College at Old Westbury. He is author
of several books on the nuclear industry. Paul Gunter, reactor
oversight project director at nuclear watchdog group Beyond Nuclear.
He is the co-founder of the Clamshell Alliance anti-nuclear group.