The WAVE

Is nuclear power a sustainable or safe solution to ongoing energy demands around the world? Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen was invited to speak in August at The WAVE conference sponsored by Life Chiropractic College West. More than 1600 chiropractors attended the conference near San Francisco, California to hear speakers like Arnie Gundersen and Erin Brockovich talk […]

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Crisis Without End

Our colleague Dr. Helen Caldicott has published a new book, Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe. On the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts assembled at the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine. Fairewinds’ […]

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Detonation in Space

  What would happen to our electronic and digital world if terrorists detonated a nuclear bomb in space?  Listen to Part 2 of Fairewinds’ interview with Matthew Stein. Arnie Gundersen and Mat discuss EMPs (electromagnetic pulses), and Mat explains the three different levels of EMPs, clarifying misconceptions. Arnie and Mat also explore the devastating damage such an attack […]

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Should Japan Restart Its Nuclear Reactors?

Arnie Gundersen in The Mark News (read the original here).  His essay has be re-posted by over 100 news outlets. Should Japan Restart Its Nuclear Reactors? August 21, 2014 Only luck and real courage at 14 nuclear reactors on Japan’s Pacific coast overcame the technical failures of nuclear power and prevented the nation from being […]

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What if … a Vermont nuke melted down?

Master storyteller Chris Bohjalian turned to Arnie & Maggie Gundersen of Fairewinds for technical advice on nuclear reactor operations and accidents for his latest novel, “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands.” Here’s one review: “After introducing this big what-if premise, Bohjalian (whose many novels include the Oprah favorites “Midwives” and “The Sandcastle Girls”) writes about the nuclear […]

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Presentation to Diet Members at Japanese Diet Building

Arnie Gundersen made a presentation to Diet members August 31, 2012. The Diet is Japan’s legislative body, with 480 members elected to the House of Representatives and 242 elected to the House of Councillors. He opens by explaining why he is dedicating the rest of his life to making sure that the consequences of this […]

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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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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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West Coast Radiation Exposure: What are the risks?

Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gundersen discusses the risk to the US West Coast population from the ongoing releases from Fukushima Daiichi. Should we be worried about walking by or swimming in the Pacific?…

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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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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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San Onofre Plant Closing a ‘Seismic Event in the Nuclear Industry’

Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Associates is a nuclear expert hired by activists as part of their campaign to shut down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. He authored several technical papers on failures of…

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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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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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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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San Diego screening of MOVIE: “311: Surviving Japan”

WE HAVE THIS weekend to pre-sell just 6 seats to make this screening happen in San Diego! No excuses on the weekend, just DO it: You will NOT be charged until the event is confirmed. ($12 per ticket)http://www.tugg.com/titles/311-surviving-japan?lo…

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Plug All Of San Onofre’s Unsafe Tubes, Not Just Some

The DAB Safety Team Agrees With Newly Released MHI Data:

Plug All Of SONGS Unsafe Tubes, Not Just Some

The DAB
Safety Team along with the support of an ever-growing number of SONGS
Concerned Insiders and Whistleblowers, prepared t…

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San Onofre ALMOST Caused A Nuclear Disaster

PRESS RELEASE

DAB Safety Team   November 02, 2012

Media Contact: Don Leichtling
(619) 260-0160 or Ace Hoffman (760) 720-7261

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE 

Fluid Elastic Instability
(FEI) is a phenomenon that can…

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San Onofre ALMOST Caused A Nuclear Disaster

PRESS RELEASE

DAB Safety Team   November 02, 2012

Media Contact: Don Leichtling
(619) 260-0160 or Ace Hoffman (760) 720-7261

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE 

Fluid Elastic Instability
(FEI) is a phenomenon that can…

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Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: Special issue on the risks of exposure to low-level radiation

BOS
A highly regarded resource written by international scientists and public policy makers, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been published continually since 1945. It is the official online publication of the organization by the same name, providing analysis, interviews, and policy reviews on reducing nuclear weapons arsenals, controlling fissile materials, providing access to sustainable energy resources, and eliminating the use of harmful technologies in the life sciences. The Bulletin is an important source and forum for experts, policymakers, scholars, journalists, and concerned citizens who prize the ability to make rational policy decisions based on sound scientific information.

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