Demystifying Nuclear Power

Fairewinds Energy Education’s mission to demystify nuclear power. Margaret and Maggie discuss the current conditions at nuclear power plants in the US and at Fukushima Daiichi, including the harmful effects of exposure to tritium. Margaret Harrington also asks how Maggie and Arnie met while working in the nuclear industry. Listen Transcript NWJ: Welcome to Fairewinds […]

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Demystifying Nuclear Power

Fairewinds Energy Education’s mission to demystify nuclear power. Margaret and Maggie discuss the current conditions at nuclear power plants in the US and at Fukushima Daiichi, including the harmful effects of exposure to tritium. Margaret Harrington also asks how Maggie and Arnie met while working in the nuclear industry. Listen Transcript NWJ: Welcome to Fairewinds […]

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CSI: Fukushima

TEPCO is behaving as though it is the victim of the largest industrial accident in the history of time rather than the perpetrator. Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gundersen analyzes new leaks at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 and discusses TEPCO’s negligence in not applying engineering rigor to its analysis of the leaks. Link to Fairewinds Speech […]

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CSI: Fukushima

TEPCO is behaving as though it is the victim of the largest industrial accident in the history of time rather than the perpetrator. Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gundersen analyzes new leaks at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 and discusses TEPCO’s negligence in not applying engineering rigor to its analysis of the leaks. Link to Fairewinds Speech […]

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Should I Take Radiation Protection Pills?

Every day Fairewinds Energy Education receives many questions. The big question in the New Year is: “Should I take a ‘radiation pill’ to combat the radiation being given off by the triple meltdown…

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Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 is not going to explode

Steam heat? What is happening at Fukushima Daiichi? Beginning on Monday December 30, 2013, the Internet has been flooded with conjecture claiming that Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 is ready to explode. Fairewinds Energy…

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What the Japanese Government Isn’t Saying About Fukushima

In this, the third installment in our short film series, Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gundersen discusses sources of radiation the Japanese government is not taking into consideration when assessing the risk to it’s…

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Radioactivity level spikes 6,500 times at Fukushima well

Source: Russia Today Radioactivity levels in a well near a storage tank at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan have risen immensely on Thursday, the plant’s operator has reported. Officials of the…

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Fukushima on the Hudson: Could a nuclear accident happen near NYC?

By Wilson Dizard, Al Jazeera America  The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility again grabbed headlines in recent weeks after reports of radioactive water leaks into the Pacific Ocean and repeated exposure of plant workers to…

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Arnie Interviewed on Paradigms WBKM

About This Interview Baruch from Paradigms Radio interviewed Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen.  Arnie discusses the cover-up the Japanese government is engaged in regarding the ramifications of what is going on at the…

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The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Ongoing Lessons

About This Presentation This week Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen participated in two panel discussions in Boston and New York City entitled “The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Ongoing Lessons” Other panelists included Ralph Nader, Peter…

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Nuclear Power Through the Fukushima Perspective

By Karl Grossman, Huffington Post  It started this June in California. Speaking about the problems at the troubled San Onofre nuclear plants through the perspective of the Fukushima nuclear complex catastrophe was a…

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Fish data belie Japan’s claims on Fukushima

By Alex Roslin, Straight.com Are fish from the Pacific Ocean safe to eat? It’s a question that’s back in the news after revelations of highly radioactive water leaking into the ocean from Japan’s…

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Nuclear Engineer: Japan’s PM “Lying to the Japanese People” About Safety of Fukushima

About This Interview Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen is interviewed by The Real News Network.  Arnie says that Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claims Fukushima is safe but the nuclear disaster is underfunded and…

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Bridging the News Gap, with Professor Matt Noyes

About This Podcast This week Fairewinds had the opportunity to speak with Matt Noyes, a professor at Meiji University in Tokyo and a longtime Tokyo resident. Matt talked with us about his experiences…

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Olympic Insanity + If Gundersen were in Charge at Fukushima

About this Interview Libbe HaLevy from Nuclear Hotseat radio interviewed Arnie Gundersen about the current state of problems at Fukushima Daiichi and asks what he would do if he were in charge of…

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Is the United States remaining vigilant to Fukushima risks?

By Lucas W. Hixson, Enformable.com As our readers may be aware, on multiple occasions over the last two years Russia has made data public on contaminated imports from Japan which have been sent…

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As Fukushima Raises Severity Level, Nuclear Expert Warns Radioactive Leaks Will Only “Get Worse”

About this Interview Japan’s nuclear regulator said today it has officially raised the severity rating of the latest radioactive water leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to Level 3 on an international…

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Mission Impossible? Fukushima scientists brace for riskiest nuclear fuel clean-up yet

Scientists at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant are preparing for their toughest clean-up operation yet – two and a half years after three of the plant’s reactors suffered a meltdown in Japan’s worst-ever…

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After disaster, the deadliest part of Japan’s nuclear clean-up

Aug 14 (Reuters) – The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to remove 400 tonnes of highly irradiated spent fuel from a damaged reactor building, a dangerous operation that has…

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There is no way to stop Fukushima radioactive water leaking into the Pacific

About This Interview The rate at which contaminated water has been pouring into the Pacific Ocean from the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant is worse than previously thought, an Industry Ministry official said Wednesday…

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Arnie Gundersen on Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint, for Radio New Zealand

Arnie Gundersen is interviewed by Wayne Brittenden for his program “Counterpoint” on Radio New Zealand. Last Tuesday’s revelation that the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking contaminated water into the ocean and…

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Forty Good Years and One Bad Day

About This Video In this video, Arnie Gundersen talks with international diplomat Akio Matsumura, the former special advisor to the United Nations Development program, the founder and Secretary General of the Global Forum…

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Japan’s Black Dust, with Marco Kaltofen

About This Podcast This week Fairewinds Energy Education interviewed Marco Kaltofen, a leading scientist who studies radiation as well as specific radioactive isotopes. Marco and Arnie discuss a recent sample that contained highly…

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Cleanup From Fukushima Daiichi: Technological Disaster Or Crisis In Governance?

Crisis In Fukushima  Technological Disaster, Or Crisis In Governance?   By Art Keller More than 19,000 Japanese drowned, their bodies scattered on Japan’s eastern shores when  a tsunami struck Japan on March 11,…

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The Echo Chamber Effect

About This Podcast After two weeks of traveling, Arnie is back in town to recount his adventures on this week’s podcast. His first trip was to Canada to testify about the Pickering Nuclear…

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In San Diego, Fukushima legacy comes calling

As Southern California weighs the fate of the crippled San Onofre nuclear plant, the former prime minister who led Japan through the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster delivered a warning Tuesday in…

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Nuclear relicensing requires more than quick OK from Pickering

Safety at Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering nuclear facility is priority one. And even though it’s not their facility, keeping the public in the loop in a timely fashion and giving residents ample opportunity…

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Nuclear Free Future: The Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Eyewitness Report

About This Video Host Margaret Harrington speaks with Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education, and Chiho Kaneka, Artist and Journalist, who has been to Fukishima several times after the disaster, and Chikako Nishiyama…

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Pickering nuclear units among the most expensive, least reliable in the world

By: John Spears Business Reporter, Published on Tue May 15 2012 The economic performance of Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering nuclear stations is among the worst in the world, says a report prepared for the Ontario Energy…

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Nuclear Regulators Stick Their Heads In The Sand

About This Podcast Bad things happen when regulators do not enforce nuclear power plant regulations.  This week’s podcast discusses secret, closed-door meetings between top regulators in Japan, as well as the failure of…

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Nuclear Contamination Knows No Borders

About This Podcast On today’s podcast, Arnie and Kevin talk about international nuclear contamination with Dr. Gordon Edwards, President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.  They discuss the differences between American and…

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RELICENSING ANALYSIS PICKERING NGS FAIREWINDS ASSOCIATES

RELICENSING ANALYSIS PICKERING NGS FAIREWINDS ASSOCIATES A SAFETY REVIEW OF THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE PICKERING NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION (NGS) AND PROPOSED MEASURES TO MITIGATE OR REDUCE THESE RISKS. Fairewinds Associates Mon, Apr…

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Can’t Win? Change the Rules!

About This Podcast The US and Japan are trying to raise acceptable radiation exposure limits. “If you can’t decrease the water level, you elevate the bridge,” says pediatrician and author Dr. Helen Caldicott….

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