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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

GE Reactor Flaws - Not New News

Published: August 11, 2012


By Bruce Gellerman


Second Explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. (Photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons)


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An in-depth conversation with a nuclear whistleblower who told General Electric decades ago that its Mark I reactors had dangerous design flaws.

Dale Bridenbaugh was known as one of the "GE Three" a group of top engineers at General Electric that pointed out safety flaws in the Mark I reactor- the same model being used at the Fukushima site. He tells host Bruce Gellerman that more could have been done to prevent the crisis in Japan. This is a longer version of the interview that was broadcast on the radio.

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