KBOO Interview: Columbia Generating Station

KBOO Interview: Columbia Generating Station

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.

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Interview with Mark Johnson

Interview with Mark Johnson

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.

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Vermont Yankee Shutdown

Vermont Yankee Shutdown

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.

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French Nuclear Cycle Crash: Interview with Mycle Schneider

French Nuclear Cycle Crash: Interview with Mycle Schneider

Following the 1974 oil shock, France embraced nuclear power by building 58 nuclear reactors in an effort to be energy self-sufficient. Where do the French see themselves as energy consumers and producers today and what is the future trend for the French after a 40 year investment in production of nuclear power?

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Nuclear Free Future: Nuclear Industry Profit Before Nuclear Safety

Nuclear Free Future: Nuclear Industry Profit Before Nuclear Safety

Entergy and the other nuclear power operators are proposing they be exempt from any emergency plans after a reactor is closed, because they say there is no risk. But the taxpayer is still paying for Price-Anderson insurance, because there is risk. The industry can’t have it both ways. If they want to eliminate emergency planning, then it’s time they pay for their own insurance.

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