Nuclear Waste & Spent Fuel
In Fairewinds’ latest video, Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen and Dr. Marco Kaltofen, nuclear forensics expert and president of Boston Chemical Data Corporation, discuss major problems that continue to plague radioactive waste dumps with toxic releases that impact people and the environment in the United States and abroad.
Fairewinds was contacted in July by a public policy group in South Korea concerned with learning more about the decommissioning process of nuclear reactors. Traveling all the way from Seoul to the Fairewinds Energy Education headquarters in Vermont, the South Korean delegation met with the Fairewinds Crew for a five hour, in depth briefing on the current state of decommissioning in the United States.
The controversial plutonium fuel (MOX) plant under construction at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site (SRS) now faces up to a 10-year delay in construction.
(APN) ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is close to finalizing plans to accept highly radioactive commercial spent nuclear fuel from Germany to be deposited at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, according to news reports that were buried deeper than the plutonium itself.
Columbia, S.C.-- In response to the need for increased monitoring of the nuclear projects carried out by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Savannah River Site (SRS), a new public-interest watchdog group is being launched today.
On February 14, 2014 there was a nuclear safety failure at the site and the Department of Energy is not being honest about it. In this movie Fair Winds Energy Education's Arnie Gundersen pieces together what happened and points out Fair Winds' major Concerns about the facility, the accident, and the lack of transparency at the DOE.