Every week, the Fairewinds Crew divides its time among several key areas of focus...Read More
Arnie and I and the Fairewinds Crew are very thankful for you – all of our followers, viewers, and supporters. The work we do is inspired by the communities we work with all around the world; we see their plights and the horrors of environmental injustice.Read More
For us at Fairewinds Energy Education there is a lot to give thanks for: you – our followers and donors, and the foundations – all of whom help Fairewinds to achieve its mission.
Thanks to each of you, we continue to speak ‘truth to power’ about the increasing risk of operating old atomic reactors, the financial infeasibility and boondoggle fiasco of funding and construction attempts to build new nukes, and the current rush by newly created corporations to turn atomic power reactor shutdowns into a high-yield revenue stream.Read More
This week’s newsletter is all about energy: its production, the sources used, and the future of clean sustainable energy.
Learn about the now shuttered Vermont Yankee Reactor, Energy Production and the sources used to produce electricity and lastly, clean energy, sustainability, and economic vitality that offer us a hopeful future – also get briefed on November 1st by NIRS and noted energy economist Amory Lovins!
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 film chronicles the unfolding drama as citizen activists and elected officials – alarmed at ever increasing safety violations at VY – take on the federal government and one of the biggest nuclear power corporations in America demanding the closure of the reactor at the expiration of its original 40-year license.Read More
Late this week Arnie will return from Japan where he has been continuing his research and scientific analysis with Dr. Marco Kaltofen. Their trip has allowed them to meet with many of the organizations, citizen scientists, and Japanese heroes who have helped with their work. This trip also enabled Arnie to build on many of the relationships that Fairewinds Energy Education has developed during its 6-years of working with citizen scientists in Japan following the Fukushima Dai-ichi triple meltdowns.Read More
All of us at Fairewinds are saddened and dismayed about the suffering and long cleanup facing Texans with the severe impact of Hurricane Harvey. The Fairewinds Crew has been inundated with questions about Hurricane Harvey and the nuclear power plant in Texas. Here's our latest info...Read More
Today, the scientific journal Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN) published a peer-reviewed article entitled: Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan by combination of gamma spectrometry, autoradiography, and SEM/EDS analysis and implications in radiation risk assessment. Co-authored by Dr. Marco Kaltofen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education, the article details the analysis of radioactively hot particles collected in Japan following the Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns.Read More
Atomic power plants are shutting down faster than they are being built. These reactors conceptualized in the 1960s are failing because they are old and they are being closed because they are not competitive with renewables and therefore economically unfeasible.Read More
During the past few weeks the U.S. government and the nuclear industry failed multiple times to keep workers and residents safe from the toxic radioactive waste that nuclear power produces. We witnessed the collapse of a storage tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation where highly contaminated radioactive material was being stored. In a case of Déjà Vu, another event occurred at a nuclear waste landfill in Idaho when an excavator was digging up highly radioactive material.Read More
Beginning in the 1950s, the United States nuclear power aficionados have attempted to build 250 atomic power reactors. Of those planned, purchased, or constructed reactors, 130 were canceled before they produced any electricity, 20 more have been closed for mechanical failures, defects due to aging components, or simply because they were no longer financially profitable for the corporations that owned themRead More
As I watch the official news coming out of Japan, it is obvious to me that Japanese government officials and TEPCO are trying to hide the ongoing and accumulating radiation exposure to the people of the Fukushima Prefecture.Read More
Each time we write to you during this Fairewinds fundraising campaign, we will talk with you about the work we do, are planning, have done, or the questions you ask us. We hope this gives you more of an idea of why we need your ongoing support.Read More
As the weather warms again, we are reminded how much our health and happiness are impacted by our natural environment. Most Vermonters relish the outdoors, and spring is the perfect time of year to appreciate the beauty of the new growth, especially for those of us cooped up indoors by a heavy dose of winter weather in northern climates!Read More
Today marks the 31st commemoration of the disastrous nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, originally located in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The atomic core exploded and then caught fire, burning for 9-days straight and spewing deadly amounts of radiation into the atmosphere over an area covering 58,000 square miles.Read More
Science saves lives – think antibiotics, insulin for diabetes, and surgical interventions after car crashes just to name a few. This year scientists throughout the United States (U.S.) are celebrating science, scientific funding, and scientific accomplishments on April 22, 2017 Earth Day.Read More
See a never before published picture from the Three Mile Island disaster aftermath and listen to Arnie's keynote presentation given in Harrisburg, PA given on the 38th anniversary of Three Mile Island.Read More
This weekend Fairewinds chief engineer Arnie Gundersen traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the Three Mile Island meltdown that occurred March 28, 1979.Read More
Even though so much has happened in the world since the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that led to three nuclear meltdowns and widespread radiation releases, it is crucial to remember that this international fiasco has no end in sight. For the tens of thousands of people in Japan who have been forced to evacuate, this disaster is a daily struggle.Read More
March 11, 2017 marks 6 years since triple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants and the near meltdown at numerous atomic power reactors across Japan. Even today we are still realizing the widespread impacts these meltdowns have caused for the citizens of Japan and their ongoing impact around the earth.Read More