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Fairewinds - 2020-05-21 - Original post - cached version

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In this prescient interview with Nuclear Hotseat host, Libbe HaLevy, Arnie goes over the problems at the Vogtle nuclear reactor construction in Georgia, where the...

Fairewinds - 2020-05-13 - Original post - cached version

On May 11, 2020, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) filed a petition to intervene before the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and request a hearing to present opposition to the granting of licensure to Souther Nuclear Operating Company (SNC). Fairewinds’ Arnie...

Fairewinds - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version

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Originally published on Reporters Without Borders

March 6th, 2020

As Japan commemorates the 9th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the authorities to let journalists freely report on...
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Malibu during the Woolsey fire. The smoke may have carried radioactive ash from a toxic waste site in Simi Valley.

The Woolsey Fire started near the site of a 1959 reactor meltdown that released more radiation than the three mile island...
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Attached are non-illustrated versions of Jim Morris’ series for the Houston Chronicle entitled “Clamp Down - The Silencing of Nuclear Industry Workers" from 1993. Fairewinds hopes these PDFs will assist those that seek to better understand how...

Fairewinds - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff and management don’t like whistleblowers, and somebody who probably ranks as their least favorite one is this week’s Nuclear Hotseat guest: Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer with Fairewinds Energy Education.

In this extended...

Fairewinds - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version
Written by Maggie Gundersen

Other than the fact that every one of these five major meltdowns occurred during the springtime, what do the disasters at Three Mile Island (TMI), Chernobyl, and Fukushima Daiichi have in common? Each disaster is a legacy of lies. All three nations, the U.S...

Fairewinds - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

An aerial view of the damaged Chernobyl nuclear plant undergoing repair and containment work in 1986. Photo Credit.

Originally posted by Christina MacPherson at Nuclear News

Soviet doctors treating Chernobyl-exposed suddenly had an unwelcome crash...

Fairewinds - 2019-05-31 - Original post - cached version

Imagine a stun gun powerful enough to immobilize the US. Listen to Nuclear Hotseat host, Libbe HaLevy, and Arnie Gundersen discuss the effects of an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) from a nuclear weapon in space. EMPs are becoming the new face of global war. It can happen here. Also hear...

Fairewinds - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

Published by The Atlantic on May 27, 2019.

Written by Emily Buder

Nearly everyone who’s seen it and lived to tell the tale describes it the same way: a horrifying, otherworldly thing of ghastly beauty that has haunted their life ever since.

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Fairewinds - 2019-04-11 - Original post - cached version

Published in Nature on April 3rd, 2019

Written by Wudan Yan

The statues of Lenin are weathered and some are tagged with graffiti, but they still stand tall in the parks of Semey, a small industrial city tucked in the northeast steppe of Kazakhstan. All...

Fairewinds - 2019-03-27 - Original post - cached version

Nuclear-power experts Arnie and Maggie Gundersen return to Project Censored to publicize the ongoing damage the Fukushima meltdown site is inflicting on Japan and the Pacific. They also rebut the idea that nuclear power is part of the answer to climate change.

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Fairewinds - 2019-03-21 - Original post - cached version
About the Interview

Arnie Gundersen appears on Global Research News Hour, Hosted by Michael Welch, to share his understanding of the spread of nuclear contamination at Fukushima, the Japanese government’s bid to distract the public with heavy investment in and promotion of the 2020 Olympics, and...

Fairewinds - 2019-03-14 - Original post - cached version

Article from The Japan Times, published June 21st, 2016

TEPCO President Naomi Hirose

The head of Tokyo Electric Power Co. apologized Tuesday over his predecessor’s order to not use the term “core meltdown” to describe the situation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...

Fairewinds - 2019-03-04 - Original post - cached version

Article From Reuters, Published September 7, 2016

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s promise that the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant was “under control” in his successful pitch three years ago for Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympic Games “was a lie”, former premier...

Fairewinds - 2019-02-26 - Original post - cached version

Arnie and Maggie Gundersen appeared on TMI (Too Much Information) Podcast hosted by Dave Archer to discuss nuclear energy, the NRC, becoming whistleblowers, Fukushima, and all things in between. Listen to the podcast episode, Arnie Gundersen and Maggie Gundersen - Nuclear is not an option, to...

Fairewinds - 2018-12-18 - Original post - cached version

Originally Published by The Los Angeles Daily News

Written By OLGA GRIGORYANTS

When the deadly Woolsey Fire broke out at the Santa Susana Field Lab site last month, state officials assured residents that no high-level toxins or radiation were present at the site, known for decades...

Fairewinds - 2018-12-13 - Original post - cached version

Originally published by NBC4

written by Joel Grover and Matthew Glasser

Tucked away in the hills above the San Fernando and Simi valleys was a 2,800-acre laboratory with a mission that was a mystery to the thousands of people who lived in its...

Fairewinds - 2018-05-08 - Original post - cached version

Sorry we've been quiet in recent weeks; we have both been working on different exciting projects. Realizing how busy we are, we are taking a sabbatical while Arnie conducts his research and Maggie works on a writing project. At the same time we are also moving to a new home, which we are...

Fairewinds - 2018-02-16 - Original post - cached version

https://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/power-struggle-closing-vermont-ya...

Nuclear Free Future host Margaret Harrington talks with Robbie Leppzer about his documentary film POWER STRUGGLE which had its world premiere at the Vermont International Film Festival in Burlington on Sunday,...

Fairewinds - 2018-02-16 - Original post - cached version

http://projectcensored.org/podcast/nuclear-power-problems-robbie-leppzer...

Documentary producer Robbie Leppzer, discusses his latest work, Power Struggle. It’s an account of the grassroots campaign to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, and the problems that remain after the...

Fairewinds - 2018-01-30 - Original post - cached version

Source: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/95479

On December 2, 2017 the University of Chicago celebrated the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear chain reaction that led to the building of the atomic bomb and the nuclear power industry. The physicist Leo Szilard said at the...

Fairewinds - 2018-01-25 - Original post - cached version

Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education appeared on Nuclear Hotseat, a podcast hosted by Libby Halevy, to discuss  the human toll inflicted by the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi.  Recorded December 2, 2017, at DePaul University, at an event sponsored by Chicago’s...

Fairewinds - 2018-01-12 - Original post - cached version

Kevin Kamps, Nuclear Waste Watchdog of Beyond Nuclear, talks with Margaret Harrington, Host of Nuclear Free Future, about the federal plan to transfer 40 years of Vermont Yankee nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Following the Trump Administration's lead, Representative Peter Welch...

Fairewinds - 2018-01-03 - Original post - cached version

Originally published in The Asahi Shimbun on December 27, 2017                                                                        Written by Kohei Kano

Former Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Masataka Shimizu (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

NIIGATA--An...

Fairewinds - 2018-01-03 - Original post - cached version

Radiation-contaminated debris and soil is stockpiled for disposal near the Tokyo Electric Power Company's embattled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on February 25, 2016, in Okuma, Japan. (Photo: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images)

By Darh Jamail...

Fairewinds - 2017-12-27 - Original post - cached version
Power Struggle by Robbie Leppzer

Filmed during the 5-year timespan the action was occurring, this feature-length documentary by filmmaker Robbie Leppzer highlights the heated politics involved in the state-wide community effort to close the aged Vermont Yankee (VY) atomic power reactor. The...

Fairewinds - 2017-12-22 - Original post - cached version

Published in Japan Times Dec. 20th 2017

Eager to maintain its energy policy in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, Japan made sure concerns about nuclear technology were downplayed at the 12th Group of Seven summit it chaired in Tokyo days after the disaster, according to Japanese...

Fairewinds - 2017-10-11 - Original post - cached version

As the United States (US) energy economy entered the 21st century, the atomic power industry declared that this century is the beginning of an alleged Nuclear Renaissance. In response utilities and energy corporations placed orders for 30 brand new allegedly ‘safer and more modern reactors’...

Fairewinds - 2017-06-06 - Original post - cached version

Published May 17, 2017 by Hugh Gusterson in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 

Last week’s accident at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation should have come as no surprise.

On May 9, workers discovered a 20-foot-diameter hole where the roof had collapsed on a...

Fairewinds - 2017-05-12 - Original post - cached version

Fairewinds Energy Education program researcher Ben Shulman-Reed appeared with Margaret Harrington, host of Nuclear Free Future on CCTV, along with Kevin Kamps of the nuclear waste watchdog, Beyond Nuclear via Skype. Rising nuclear tensions with North Korea as well as the continuous nuclear...

Fairewinds - 2017-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and the recent developments at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors as well as the possible restart of more atomic reactors in Japan were the topics of discussion when Nuclear Free Future host Margaret Harrington invited Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen and...

Fairewinds - 2017-04-13 - Original post - cached version

Spring: The Season of Nuclear Disaster – Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima Daiichi was the title of the April 4, 2017 tele-briefing hosted by the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) and guest speaker Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen. Hosted by Tim Judson, NIRS...

Fairewinds - 2017-04-11 - Original post - cached version

The following list compiles several books that we highly recommend you read if you are interested in learning more about the Chernobyl disaster. All the books are linked to a website where you can read reviews or purchase the books. 

Chernobyl, 20 Years On: Health Effects of the...

Fairewinds - 2017-04-07 - Original post - cached version

On Saturday March 26th, Arnie traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to give a keynote presentation on the 38th anniversary of the nuclear meltdown at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant. This is the presentation he gave. In it he discusses his time working for the nuclear industry and the...

Fairewinds - 2017-03-14 - Original post - cached version

Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen joined Sojourner Truth Radio's host Margaret Prescod on March 14th to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Joining Arnie on the show, is Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, a radioactive waste watchdog. Kevin discusses...

Fairewinds - 2017-02-28 - Original post - cached version

KGO Radio: Host Pat Thurston recently interviewed Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer for Fairewinds Energy Education on KGO radio to discuss the latest challenging news from Japan about the Fukushima Daiichi atomic power reactor including the high levels of radiation emanating from the reactors,...

Fairewinds - 2017-02-21 - Original post - cached version

(Source: Reuters) Director General Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency talks to the Media

Published Thursday March 17th, in Reuters by Tom Miles 

BEIJING—Eighteen months before Japan’s radiation crisis, U.S. diplomats had lambasted the safety chief of the...

Fairewinds - 2017-02-14 - Original post - cached version
Environmental groups demand investigation

Published February 10th, 2017 By Matthew Strong in Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An Italian businessman dumped radioactive nuclear waste in the ocean near Taiwan in the 1990s, according to documents from an Italian...

Fairewinds - 2017-02-13 - Original post - cached version

Published September 8th, 2015 By Leonard Weiss in Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

At a time when the Iran agreement is in the headlines and other Middle Eastern countries—notably Saudi Arabia—are making noises about establishing their own programs for nuclear energy...

Fairewinds - 2017-02-03 - Original post - cached version

 

Opposition to Highly Radioactive Liquid Shipments Continues

For Immediate Release          February 3 2017

In spite of a disappointing ruling by a US Judge on Thursday afternoon, February 2, public opposition remains to an unprecedented plan to ship 23,...

Fairewinds - 2017-02-02 - Original post - cached version

Arnie recently appeared on the Ecoshock radio show to discuss extreme nuclear dangers with host Alex Smith. One of Alex's listeners had told him that "Even if one reactor blows in America or Europe... the impact and the number of dead will be far less than the millions of all species who will...

Fairewinds - 2017-02-01 - Original post - cached version

Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Associates, Inc., submitted testimony January 27, 2017 on behalf of Mothers for Peace in the California Public Utilities Commission Diablo Canyon Closure case. Fairewinds argues for closure of Diablo Canyon in 2019 rather than 2024.

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Fairewinds - 2017-01-24 - Original post - cached version

JANUARY 23, 2017, UCS By Dave Lochbaum

To many, the acronym NRC stands for Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At times, NRC has been said to stand for Nobody Really Cares, Nuclear Rubberstamp Committee, and Nielsen Ratings Commission.

In regard to Larry Criscione, it may stand for...

Fairewinds - 2017-01-06 - Original post - cached version

December, 27 2016 by Oliver Moody, The Times

Watchdog accused over safety incidents every day.

The nuclear safety regulator has been accused of turning a blind eye to dozens of serious mistakes at power plants and military bases.

A torpedo inadvertently...

Fairewinds - 2016-12-15 - Original post - cached version

Claims that atomic power reactors are the solution to global warming are simply attempted rebranding efforts by the nuclear power industry to make people believe nuclear power is a "clean" way of generating electricity. Listen to CCTV host Margaret Harrington of Nuclear Free Future interview...

Fairewinds - 2016-12-07 - Original post - cached version

Confused about what the election means for the future of America’s energy systems? Maggie and Arnie Gundersen were recently featured on Project Censored Radio with Hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips to discuss exactly that. Listen as Maggie and Arnie examine the future of nuclear power...

Fairewinds - 2016-11-17 - Original post - cached version

The Fairewinds Crew created this special 2-minute animation to show you why building new nukes is a lost opportunity for humankind with precious time and money wasted on the wrong choice. At least $8.2 Trillion would be needed to build the 1,000 atomic reactors the nuclear industry wants – that’...

Fairewinds - 2016-11-17 - Original post - cached version

Arnie Gundersen spoke with host Harvey Wasserman about the past, present and future of atomic power on Solortopia's Green Power and Wellness Hour.  Also appearing on the show was Dennis Kucinich. 

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Fairewinds - 2016-11-14 - Original post - cached version

 November 14, 2016 By Arnie Gundersen, Truthout

Starting in 1971, I became a card-carrying member of the "nuclear priesthood." I began as a licensed nuclear reactor operator and progressed through the industry to become a senior vice president. I believed, with religious fervor, that by...

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