Posts Tagged ‘ Chernobyl ’

9 Million Ways to Collapse

It’s been about two years since HND was the FIRST publication to report that Fukushima was a level 7 incident and would dwarf Chernobyl. I had the dubious distinction of writing that article and it was generally dissed for every reason anyone cound think of. It turned out to be exactly correct. We did this...
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Is This the End of Nuclear Energy?

Is This the End of Nuclear Energy?

This may be the moment history has turned definitively against atomic energy. To be sure:  we are still required to fight hard to bury reactor loan guarantees in the United States.  There are parallel struggles in China, Indian, England, France and South Korea. The great fear is that until every single reactor on this planet is shut, none...
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Arnie Gundersen Interview: The Dangers of Fukushima Are Worse and Longer-lived Than We Think (pt 1)

Arnie Gundersen Interview: The Dangers of Fukushima Are Worse and Longer-lived Than We Think (pt 1)

Chris Martenson: Welcome to another ChrisMartenson.com podcast. I am your host, Chris Martenson and today I have the privilege of speaking with Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Associates. In my eyes, a kind of living legend in the field of nuclear engineering. He has over thirty-nine years of nuclear industry experience and oversight and is...
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Arnie Gundersen Interview: The Dangers of Fukushima Are Worse and Longer-lived Than We Think (pt 2)

Continued from Part 1 Chris Martenson: Right and so you mentioned Unit 4 then, also being at risk for this. I thought that unit four, the core was out and that they have some water back in the pool. What is the concern with unit four at this point? Arnie Gundersen: You are absolutely right and...
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Is Fukushima Now Ten Chernobyls into the Sea?

Is Fukushima Now Ten Chernobyls into the Sea?

New readings show levels of radioisotopes found up to 30 kilometers offshore from the on-going crisis at Fukushima are ten times higher than those measured in the Baltic and Black Seas during Chernobyl. “When it comes to the oceans, says Ken Buesseler, a chemical oceonographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, “the impact of Fukushima exceeds...
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