2013 Fukushima Updates


Click on the Date above each post to see the original posting, podcasts, and transcripts.

August 27th, 2013

Arnie Gundersen is featured on EcoReview's panel of experts to discuss Fukushima Daiichi.  Host Tom Harvey poses the question, what has, is and will likely will happen and what options there are to remedy this cataclysmic event? Other featured experts include David Pu'u, CDO of Blue Ocean Sciences, Eddie Leung, CEO of Secured Environment, and Dr. Andrea Neal, CEO of the Ocean Lovers Collective. 

Take a virtual tour of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant as Arnie gives a status update on each of the reactors and the problems that each reactor faces.

TEPCO released an animated depiction of how it will remove the fuel from Fukushima Daiichi's reactor 4, but this will prove much harder than what they anticipate. Watch the video to find out why.

Recently released FOIA (freedom of information act) documents about the condition of Fukushima Daiichi in 2011 make it clear that the NRC believed a massive problem was occurring and they made choices that compromised the safety of Japan's citizens.

December 16th, 2013

Japan has passed a "State's Secret Law" which prevents the Japanese population from learning just how much radiation they were exposed to from the meltdown. The Government is neglecting noble gases, Iodine, and hot particles in their radiation readings to purposefully get lower readings so as to not cause panic, but at what cost to it's citizens?

Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen explains the differences between Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima and explains why Fukushima is so hard to clean up.