Entergy’s CEO’s total annual compensation, 2010, was $27.32 million.
Pilgrim is the same design as the failed Fukushima reactors – all are GE, Mark I, BWRs. Almost forty years ago, the NRC identified a serious design flaw in these reactors – in certain accident scenarios the containment would fail in the event of pressure build up. A supposed “fix” was recommended, and put into place – a direct torus vent (DTV) to relieve pressure in order to save the containment by releasing unfiltered material directly into the air.
At Fukushima’s three sister reactors to Pilgrim, they had installed the same unfiltered vents.
Because the Japanese reactor operators were reluctant to vent fearing contaminating the area, they waited too long – and the 3 units melted.
Entergy estimated the cost to put a filter on the vent in their 2006 license renewal application at $3,000,000 – it was deemed too expensive. (LRA, Appendix E, pgs., E-2-15, E-2-24).
Would it be too much to ask Entergy’s CEO to only take home $24.32 million a year so we could have a filtered vent here?
This article originally appeared on Pilgrim Watch.
Photo by Paul J Everett
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