Listen as Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen explains why TEPCO’s workers injected saltwater into Fukushima’s failing reactors, what happens when salt water meets steel, and what forces come into play after saltwater is used to cool down an atomic reactor in this Fairewinds Audio Update.
Fairewinds President and Founder Maggie Gundersen and her husband Arnie, Chief Engineer for Fairewinds Energy Education, are in California and will be presenting to groups at college and venues up and down the coast! Don't miss it! Check out dates and locations here!
With a giant blot still spreading over the page of its public safety record, the multi-national, multi-billion dollar atomic power industry faces the stark economic reality that it can’t successfully compete financially with sustainable methods of generating electricity...
In Fairewinds’ latest update of the ongoing nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima Daiichi, Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen presents two reports that confirm the direct link of numerous cancers in Japan to the triple meltdown.
Fairewinds Energy Education Board Member Chiho Kaneko is this week’s special guest blogger. Chiho worked as a volunteer interpreter at the United Nations in April 2015 on behalf of the Nihon Hidankyo (The Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations). Stunned by the personal stories of A-bomb survivors' acting as delegates to the Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference, Chiho shares their accounts of "The Day" and what followed during the ensuing days, weeks, months, and years.
Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer, Arnie Gundersen, sat down with CCTV Host Margaret Harrington to discuss, “Nuclear Power: Who is Looking Out for the Public?”
Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator and owner of the triple meltdown site Fukushima Daiichi, admitted that drainage pumps at Fukushima failed and radioactive water once again poured into the Pacific. But what about the extraordinary amount of radioactive cesium, strontium, and other isotopes spread hundreds of miles from the nuclear catastrophe site yet to be cleaned up and now displaced by the flood into newly contaminated villages?
Japan just can’t seem to catch a break as extreme forces in nature repeatedly buffet the island.
VICE journalist Thomas Marsh interviews Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen concerning what is truly motivating a hasty decommissioning and dismantlement of the meltdown site at Fukushima Daiichi.
Are the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi over? The answer is no. In Fairewinds’ latest video, Chief Engineer and nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen updates viewers on what’s going on at the Japanese nuclear meltdown site, Fukushima Daiichi.
In April of 2015, Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer, Arnie Gundersen and the Fairewinds crew headed to Quebec City for the World Uranium Symposium. In this presentation, Arnie shares how the nuclear industry refused to learn from their own mistakes and repeated the same failures at Fukushima Daiichi that caused widespread devastation at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.
Attended by more than 300 delegates from 20 countries that produce uranium for nuclear power and weapons, the symposium brought together experts who are calling on governments throughout the world to end all uranium mining. In this speech about the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster, Arnie introduces new scientific evidence to prove high radiation exposures in Japan.
Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen introduces the Fairewinds Fukushima Nuclear Timeline from a distance. Arnie is in the United Kingdom this week to commemorate the tragic triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011 by speaking to the House of Commons and several other venues about the disaster.
Four years have passed since the tragic triple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants, and the hits keep on coming as massive amounts of radioactively contaminated water continue to flow into the Pacific Ocean
The post-apocalyptic, evacuated ghost towns of Tomioka and Iitate that are located within a 25mi radius of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor are featured in a 20-minute video 'Alone in the Zone' produced by VICE Intl.
Fairewinds Energy Education’s Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen had an interview with Mark Johnson on The Mark Johnson Show. The nine-am interview covered the recent discovery of a Strontium-90 leak at the Vermont Yankee nuclear site.
In the first half of Arnie's interview, he focuses on the Fukushima Daiichi tragedy from its current status to the Olympics, legal battles, and volcanoes.
The NRA said Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s two-reactor Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture could restart, although that still hinges on the approval of local authorities.
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 destroyed by radiation. The untold story of March 11, 2011 is how close Japan came to three more spent fuel pool fires at Fukushima Daiichi and four meltdowns at Fukushima Daini.
This new 50-minute documentary in Japanese chronicles the story of Vermont's citizens and state government to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. It features Fairewinds' Arnie Gundersen.
Fairewinds’ chief engineer Arnie Gundersen was hosted by educational, governmental, and citizen groups on a speaking tour in Japan during the end of August and early September 2012. The lectures were created to discuss the Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe, the ongoing problems at the Fukushima Daiichi site, and the non-nuclear options for Japan's energy future.
Arnie Gundersen spoke to independent journalists in Niigata, Japan on September 1, 2012. He spoke about his experience in aftermath of Three Mile Island, when the US government hid facts about the accident. He is trying to bring the truth out about Fukushima.
Arnie Gundersen spoke at the Olympic Center in Tokyo on September 5, 2012. The focus of his talk was Japan's opportunity to change the way it generated power for the last fifty years. Brief video in Japanese with translation beginning at 2:14; there is a translation of his full presentation at the end of this post.
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 accident were chronicled properly, compared to what the US did after Three Mile Island.
The Fukushima Daiichi disaster opened the door to see how this is not merely a Japanese crisis. It is a crisis that transcends geography and time. We traced the roots of this crisis back 60-years to the fishing boat Daigo Fukuryumaru, or #5 Lucky Dragon, and American efforts to force nuclear power upon the Japanese people.
In this video Mr. Kaltofen discusses the hottest hot particle he has ever found, and it was discovered more than 300 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi site. If Fairewinds Energy Education was a Japanese website, the State Secrets Law would likely prevent us from issuing this video.
What we’re finding are very, very small microscopic particles that are lodging in people’s lungs. And the Japanese government is not talking that exposure into effect. The health consequences within 20 kilometers and 30 kilometers out are really significant and will be for decades.
For every year a young girl is the in the radiation zone, 1 in 100 girls is going to get cancer due to their exposure from Fukushima. As each year passes it compounds, so if a young girl is there for 10 years, 10 out of 100 will get cancer. The statistics are terrifying and the Japanese government has allowed families with young children to return to Fukushima prefecture.
Money, power, and engineering hubris were put ahead of the lives and health of the people of Japan and the northern hemisphere as radiation releases continue to leave the site and migrate into the environment. This catastrophe is the world's worst industrial disaster.
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.