Audience members employed by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E, utility owner of Diablo Canyon) attempt to denounce the inconvenient truths of Arnie’s speech at California Polytechnic State University during the presentation’s follow-up Q&A. The PG&E trolls’ irrelevant and rude query comes back to haunt them as audience members come to the defense of Fairewinds’ truth-speak.
Fairewinds was invited to join a panel of experts in Plymouth, MA, to discuss the issues involved with decommissioning processes and cost.
In January, Fairewinds was invited to Middlebury College to discuss the risk and burden of a nuclear powered energy future at the student organized event, Power and Protest.
Filmed by Ecological Options Network (EON), Fairewinds is excited to share a conversation between EON’s co-directors Mary Beth Brangan, and Jim Heddle with Fairewinds Energy Education’s president and founder Maggie Gundersen and Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen at Point Reyes Station in California.
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!
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.
In Part One: Economics Of Nuclear Power, Arnie Gundersen presents an economic analysis of the cost of nuclear power at the 2015 World Uranium Symposium in Quebec City.
Arnie Gundersen speaks at Northwestern University on the topic "The Future of Energy - Is Nuclear the Solution?". Gundersen's speech, "Building New Nukes Would Make Global Warming Worse", inspired the Forbes article "Did Tesla Just Kill Nuclear Power?" by journalist Jeff McMahon.
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.
In his testimony to the Senate Committee, Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen emphasized the lack of a basis in physics for the 60-year timeline and the potential dangers and burden to Vermonters if Entergy is allowed to take 60-years to decommission Vermont Yankee.
People today who are familiar with social media think that TMI means “Too Much Information”. But to me, and anyone listening to the news in 1979, TMI will always represent the disaster at Three Mile Island, when the public received too little information, not too much.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an unreviewed and unregulated subsidy to the nuclear industry. Hosted by Chris Williams of Citizens Action Network, Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gundersen details how Decommissioning Stakeholders’ Fund-amental Rights are being trampled.
Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen used the five minutes allotted to him by the NRC to distill 42-years of nuclear power expertise down to one main conclusion: the decommissioning and dismantlement of Vermont Yankee cannot wait.
Did you know that embrittled nuclear reactors could shatter like glass? Watch Fairewinds Energy Education’s Nuclear Science Guy Arnie Gundersen demonstrate reactor embrittlement and imagine the shattering glass as a shattering nuclear reactor vessel.
Should Nuclear Energy be Expanded to Help Create a More Sustainable Future? This was the question that Hofstra University posed to debaters in its second annual Pride and Purpose Debate on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
Arnie traveled to Westchester County, New York regarding the Entergy-owned Indian Point reactors that are located only 26 miles north of New York City. In the Westchester County presentation, Arnie identified that the Fukushima disaster was not unique to Japan, but in fact could happen at any nuclear power plant in the United States.
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.
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 spoke to the Free Press Association of Japan September 7, 2012. TEPCO does not have the management skill to decontaminate and decommission Fukushima Daiichi in any reasonable time. The problems have not been faced by any company before, and TEPCO is locked into a paradigm to consider the creative solutions that must be developed. While the workers need to remain, the site needs to be completely separated from TEPCO. He proposes that a project management firm take over responsibility for the Fukushima Daiichi site which reports to the Japanese government, with oversight by a group of international experts (although not not IAEA). Japan must phase out nuclear power, which it can do without raising the cost of electricity. English only version.
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.
This video is a presentation Arnie and Maggie Gundersen gave at Clarkson University to a Business Ethics course on October 22, 2013. The Gundersens discuss their experience as whistleblowers in the nuclear industry and the importance of the internet in reporting malfeasance.
This week Fairewinds' compares the paradigm of 20th century large nuclear power plants to the new 21st century paradigm utilizing smaller interconnected renewable sources of power in what is called distributed generation. Significant advances in digital equipment and computers, like cell phones and cloud computing, are creating a new energy future using diverse sources of power that are less expensive and have a smaller environmental footprint. View "A Road Less Taken: Energy Choices for the Future", Arnie's presentation last week at Vermont's Johnson State College.
This week Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen participated in two panel discussions in Boston and New York City entitled "The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Ongoing Lessons" Other panelists included Ralph Nader, Peter Bradford, Naoto Kan, Gregory Jaczko and Jean-Michel Cousteau.
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 of spiritual and parliamentary leaders for human survival, and the Secretary General of the 1992 Parliamentary Earth Summit Conference in Rio de Janeiro. Arnie and Akio discuss the continuing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi site, and come to the conclusion that Tokyo Electric must be removed from the clean-up process. Arnie also discusses his 40 years in the nuclear industry, and how the worst day of that career led him to conclude that a nuclear power plant can have "Forty Good Years and One Bad Day."
Watch Arnie Gundersen's presentation at the symposium entitled "Fukushima Daiichi Accident: Lessons for California" on June 4, 2013, and view his slides below. The other keynote speakers of the event are; Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan, Dr. Gregory Jaczko, former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Peter Bradford, former commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979
Fairewinds Speech at the New York Academy of Medicine - Fukushima Two Years On - Gundersen Presents New Information concerning the Fukushima Accident.
Fairewinds Associates, in this presentation on behalf of Friends of the Earth, shows that San Onofre was operating outside of its design basis and the NRC had done nothing to address this major violation. The tube failures at San Onofre are the worst nuclear equipment failures since the near miss at Davis Bessie in 2002.
Arnie Gundersen, an earnest, eloquent and incisive critic of the nuclear power industry, speaks with the assured authority of a former insider. A licensed power plant operator and former senior vice president of a nuclear engineering company, he has worked on 70 different nuclear power sites, and holds a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering. As chief engineer of Fairewinds Associates Inc., an energy consulting firm based in Vermont, USA, he has become well known for his hard-hitting nuclear safety analyses in interviews and videos produced by Fairewinds Energy Education, especially following the Fukushima Daiichi disaster.
Arnie recently appeared at the "The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster - One Year Later" conference in Vancouver, Canada. The conference was sponsored by Physicians for Global Survival (Canada), Washington State Physicians for Social Responsibility, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia Department of Pediatrics – British Columbia Children's Hospital and NextGenU. Special thanks to Alex Smith of EcoShock Radio for making this audio file available to Fairewinds.