In a special edition podcast dated October 30th, Kevin Hurley of Fairewinds Energy Education interviews Fairewinds Associates' nuclear engineer, Arnie Gundersen (photo, left), about "After Hurricane Sandy, Questions and Answers about What Happened." Arnie describes similarities between what just happened at Oyster Creek -- loss of offsite power, risk of losing service water pump motors and ultimate heat sink -- and what happened so catastrophically at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan in March, 2011. The Oyster Creek atomic reactor is an identical twin design to Fukushima Daiichi Units 1-4: the General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactor.
Arnie also pointed out that Oyster Creek's current design basis, especially regarding flooding risks, is not good enough, due to the extreme weather events being caused by global warming. Several years ago, Beyond Nuclear warned that climate chaos makes nuclear power too dangerous.