This week marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The events of early August 1945, which changed the course of human history, might have been prevented had the Truman administration heeded the advice offered by seven prominent and prescient Manhattan Project scientists…
It was a late winter night in 1966 and a fully loaded B-52 bomber on a Cold War nuclear patrol had collided with a refueling jet high over the Spanish coast, freeing four hydrogen bombs that went tumbling toward a farming village called Palomares…
Reply of BREDL & Its Chapter Concerned Citizens of Shell Bluff to Answers of NRC & Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC)
In this prescient interview with Nuclear Hotseat host, Libbe HaLevy, Arnie goes over the problems at the Vogtle nuclear reactor construction in Georgia, where the weight of the unit is already causing it to sink into Georgia’s red clay. Arnie analyzed the data that became the basis for the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL)’s petition…
Petition for Leave to Intervene and Request for Hearing by the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL)
On May 11, 2020, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) filed a petition to intervene before the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and request a hearing to present opposition to the granting of licensure to Souther Nuclear Operating Company (SNC).
As Japan commemorates the 9th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the authorities to let journalists freely report on the topic.
The Woolsey Fire started near the site of a 1959 reactor meltdown that released more radiation than the three mile island incident. Now Malibu residents worry their homes were tainted by radioactive fallout from the blaze.
Attached are non-illustrated versions of Jim Morris’ series for the Houston Chronicle entitled “Clamp Down: The Silencing of Nuclear Industry Workers" from 1993. Fairewinds hopes these PDFs will assist viewers that seek to better understand how the nuclear industry silences whistleblowers.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff and management don’t like whistleblowers, and somebody who probably ranks as their least favorite one is this week’s Nuclear Hotseat guest: Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer with Fairewinds Energy Education.
Arnie Gundersen, chief nuclear engineer with Fairewinds Energy Education Nonprofit, spent one week at the end of March in the Harrisburg Pennsylvania area for a series of events remembering the 40-years since the meltdown at TMI. Arnie was invited to present the keynote at Penn State’s 40th commemoration of the Three Mile Island disaster that was filmed by C-Span on March 27, 2019. Prior to uploading the filmed presentation to C-Span, the videographers and crew also professionally edited Arnie’s PowerPoint slides into the film itself.