Doubtful Data for Fermi 3, reports Beyond Nuclear


Beyond Nuclear has a great article on Detroit Edison's creative use of the English language in their application for a permit for the proposed Fermi 3 Atomic Reactor. Fairewinds' Arnie Gundersen points out issues with the geotechnical data presented, as well as with Edison's unusual spin on the topic:

“Given Detroit Edison’s violations of quality assurance requirements, the geological borings and soil samples are suspect. Fermi 3’s building structures would be very heavy, so the geotechnical data has to be verifiable, so that the atomic reactor’s foundations are rock solid, and seismically qualified."


Gundersen pointed out that Detroit Edison’s playing fast and loose with the definition of the word “applicant” presents dangers not only at Fermi 3, but would set a very bad precedent across the nuclear power industry.