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.Read More
When we think of earthquake damage we think of buildings shaking and crumbling, pipes bursting and breaking. Diablo Canyon would suffer not only these traditional earthquake disasters, but also severe, dangerous mechanical threats. Arnie explains something engineers call "relay chatter". In three short video segments, he shows us what relays are and how a seismic event would wreak havoc at Diablo Canyon causing "relay chatter".Read More
From Sept. 21-26, Fairewinds Team member Tom Clements of Savannah River Site Watch (SRSW) is on a six-day tour in Germany, to oppose the import to Savannah River of highly radioactive fuel from Germany.Read More
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.Read More
(APN) ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is close to finalizing plans to accept highly radioactive commercial spent nuclear fuel from Germany to be deposited at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, according to news reports that were buried deeper than the plutonium itself.Read More
Columbia, S.C.-- In response to the need for increased monitoring of the nuclear projects carried out by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Savannah River Site (SRS), a new public-interest watchdog group is being launched today.Read More
On February 14, 2014 there was a nuclear safety failure at the site and the Department of Energy is not being honest about it. In this movie Fair Winds Energy Education's Arnie Gundersen pieces together what happened and points out Fair Winds' major Concerns about the facility, the accident, and the lack of transparency at the DOE.Read More