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Dale Bridenbaugh on the numerous safety flaws in Fukushima-style reactors and the ongoing disaster in Japan


Dale Bridenbaugh


In this episode, Dr. Caldicott talks to Dale Bridenbaugh, a former nuclear engineer and retired energy consultant to governmental and other groups interested in evaluation of nuclear plant safety and licensing. In his role as a consultant within his own company and others, Bridenbaugh worked with many organizations in the U.S. and overseas, including the Swedish Energy Commission, the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. According to a Wikipedia entry on nuclear whistleblowers, “On February 2, 1976, Gregory C. Minor, Richard B. Hubbard, and Dale G. Bridenbaugh (known as the GE Three) ‘blew the whistle” on safety problems at nuclear power plants, and their action has been called “an exemplary instance of whistleblowing’..” For background, read Japan reactor design caused GE engineer to quit and Fukushima Reactor Flaws Were Predicted – 35 Years Ago. Also read U.S. Floods and Wildfires Trigger New Fears over Nuke Safety, Safe? Nuclear Industry in the US, Nuke Critic: U.S. Has 23 Fukushima-Type Reactors, United States: A Fukushima-style disaster is waiting to happen. Watch Bridenbaugh on a short ABC News segment about how a Fukushima-type accident could easily happen in one of the U.S. reactors of the same Mark 1 design.

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