Fairewinds in the News
When the deadly Woolsey Fire broke out at the Santa Susana Field Lab site last month, state officials assured residents that no high-level toxins or radiation were present at the site, known for decades of nuclear and rocket-engine testing in the hills above the San Fernando and Simi valleys. But those statements have been met with skepticism by residents and activists. Now, they are rolling out their own study that will look into potential contamination from the site during the fire.
Former nuclear industry senior vice president Arnie Gundersen, who managed and coordinated projects at 70 US atomic power plants, is appalled at how the Japanese government is handling the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Claims that atomic power reactors are the solution to global warming are simply attempted rebranding efforts by the nuclear power industry to make people believe nuclear power is a "clean" way of generating electricity.
Confused about what the election means for the future of America’s energy systems? Maggie and Arnie Gundersen were recently featured on Project Censored Radio with Hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips to discuss exactly that.
Arnie Gundersen spoke with host Harvey Wasserman about the past, present and future of atomic power on Solortopia's Green Power and Wellness Hour. Also appearing on the show was Dennis Kucinich.
Starting in 1971, I became a card-carrying member of the "nuclear priesthood." I began as a licensed nuclear reactor operator and progressed through the industry to become a senior vice president. I believed, with religious fervor, that by helping to build and operate atomic power reactors, I would be creating power that was "too cheap to meter."
Fukushima, Japan, is seeing solar panels sprout up near that country’s stricken nuclear power plant. It seems that there is a trend underway, in widely scattered parts of the world, that have atomic power disasters in common. But is it really advisable to have solar generating facilities in the exclusion zones created by a nuclear catastrophe?
Join CCTV host Margaret Harrington, and from Fairewinds Energy Education: President Maggie Gundersen, Program Administrator Caroline Phillips, and Board Director Chiho Kaneko, for Part 2 of their discussion on the health risks to children around the world from operating atomic power reactors and their burgeoning waste.
Gendai Business Online’s top ranked article is an exclusive interview with Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen titled, American nuclear expert warns: "There is a possibility that now in Fukushima recontamination is occurring.” With more than 10,000 likes on Facebook, this Japanese article delves into the truth about nuclear contamination from Fukushima Daiichi as uncovered by Arnie Gundersen during his most recent trip to Japan. Fairewinds, with the help of Japanese translators, provides you with an English translation here.
Do children suffer worldwide from atomic power? Absolutely. CCTV host Margaret Harrington anchored a panel with Maggie Gundersen, Caroline Phillips, and Chiho Kaneko from Fairewinds Energy Education to discuss the health risks to children around the world from operating nuclear power reactors and their burgeoning waste.
Fairewinds Chief Engineer, Arnie Gundersen discusses fractures of Japans earthquake zone, the tsunami warnings, and the issues within the nuclear industry with BBS Radio host Rick Chicago. Recorded May 3, 2016 on The People Speak Radio Show on bbsradio.com
Host Margaret Harrington talks with Arnie Gundersen about the ongoing nuclear man made crisis when there is no sound methodology in place for decommissioning Fukushima Daiitchi or Vermont Yankee or any of the nuclear power plants being decommissioned in the US. A nuclear power plant carcass can sit for 60 or 70 years with ratepayers and tax payers paying for them after the plant owners have been subsidized at the public expense
Project Censored hosts Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff speak with Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen about his recent trip to Fukushima. Arnie warns listeners of the pervasiveness of radioactive contamination within the Fukushima Prefecture despite the Japanese government’s assurances that part of the area is safe for resettlement.
Monday morning, following the statement by Entergy admitting this latest leak, Fairewinds Arnie Gundersen was interviewed by WBAI radio host Michael G. Haskins during the Morning Show.
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 Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen returns to the John B. Wells Program, Caravan to Midnight, to discuss the status of United States domestic atomic facilities, the latest news from the ongoing nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi, including the effects of saltwater on atomic reactors, and more.
Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer, Arnie Gundersen, sat down with CCTV Host Margaret Harrington to discuss, “Nuclear Power: Who is Looking Out for the Public?”
Reprinted from The Litchfield County Times, Connecticut, December 10, 1999- Ten years ago, Arnold Gundersen of Goshen was a senior vice president with Danbury-based Nuclear Energy Services, a card-carrying member of the nuclear industry. Since then, he has become a dedicated whistleblower, taking on the industry that once supplied him in his family with a comfortable lifestyle and a bright future.
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.
The Columbia Generating Station, a nuclear power facility in Washington, was shutdown on May 9th for refueling that was scheduled to take forty two days. Fifty days later, Columbia is only partially online, functioning at 60% of full operating capacity. In an interview with KBOO radio, Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education gives his expert analysis of what might be going on as the public is kept in the dark by both Columbia's owner Energy Northwest and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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.
“What is the impact on the Earth from the Nuclear Age?” CCTV Host Margaret Harrington asks Les Kanat PhD, Professor of Geology in the Department of Environmental and Health Sciences at Johnson State College, Vermont during a televised interview
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.
Strontium-90 was detected in a well on Vermont Yankee's site today. The spread of strontium-90 into the groundwater was foreseen by Fairewinds in its report to the Vermont Legislature in July 2010. Fairewinds noted potential impacts on decommissioning, and made recommendations.
What’s next for Vermont Yankee? Safe decommissioning and safe clean up of the plant by owner, Entergy. State supervision to make assure that Entergy continues to protect the people and environment of Vermont is imperative.
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.
More proof that nukes don’t stop global warming, but global warming stops nukes.
Two Turkey Point reactors owned by Florida Power & Light are cooled by water from 168 miles of canals. Due to global warming, and exacerbated by discharge from the reactors, the canals are now overheated, and one degree from the maximum temperature allowed by the NRC. Arnie Gundersen was interviewed by Miami News Radio, which has a news brief.
The reactor could shut down or reduce power, but demand for air conditioning is high. Rather than shutting down, FPL wants to draw 30 million gallons of water a day from an underground aquifer.
LACEY – Operators of the Oyster Creek nuclear reactor shut down the power plant to check and possibly replace five safety valves, plant officials said.
The shutdown was prompted by an inspection of previously removed valves, which showed unexpected wear on two of them and could have caused them to fail, according to plant owner Exelon and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.