Demystifying Nuclear Power Through Education
Our mission is to educate the public about nuclear power and other energy issues.
Fairewinds Energy Education is an easy to use educational hub for fact-based, undistorted nuclear energy information. Fairewinds’ website features podcasts and videos, in which we collaborate with experts in wide ranging fields to discuss nuclear energy issues.
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. Based on 415 samples of radioactive dust from Japan, the USA, and Canada, the study identified a statistically meaningful number of samples that were considerably more radioactive than current radiation models anticipated. If ingested, these more radioactive particles increase the risk of suffering a future health problem.
While the days are getting longer, and we all know the spring is not far off, many of us are still facing snowy, rainy, and cold weather as we wait for spring. This is the time of year to dust off your reading list. To that end, and due to reader requests, we have updated our reading pages entitled Fairewinds’ Bookshelf: Our Nuclear Booklist.
In a blow to the Coal and Nuclear Industries, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dismissed Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to further subsidize the ailing industries under the assumption that they allow for a more stable grid due to their ability to create large fuel reserves.
Working in the environmental field has been an extremely challenging for all of us, as we see first-hand the seemingly daily rollback of crucial life-protecting U.S. environmental regulations.