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Fukishima nuclear disaster: No end in sight

Are the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi over? The answer is no. Made all the more prevalent a year out from it's initial release by the recent robotic expeditions into Reactor #2 which gave us a clearer picture on just how deadly the radiation levels are, watch Chief Engineer and nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen inform viewers on what’s going on at the Japanese nuclear meltdown site, Fukushima Daiichi. As the Japanese government and utility owner Tokyo Electric Power Company push for the quick decommissioning and dismantling of this man-made disaster, the press and scientists need to ask, “Why is the Ukrainian government waiting at least 100 years to attempt to decommission Chernobyl, while the Japanese Government and TEPCO claim that Fukushima Daiichi will be decommissioned and dismantled during the next 30 years?” Article and video from http://www.fairewinds.org/.

Like so many big government + big business controversies, the answer has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with politics and money. To understand Fukushima Daiichi, you need to follow the money.Follow
The M
oney:
Whats Up With Fukushima Decommissioning

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KGO
Radi
o: 
Host
Pat Thurston recently interviewed Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer for
Fairewinds Energy Education on KGO radio to discuss the latest
challenging news from Japan about the Fukushima Daiichi atomic power
reactor including the high levels of radiation emanating from the
reactors, all the failed robotic expeditions, where we should go from
here, as well as how ongoing radioactive releases from the Fukushima
Daiichi site may be impacting the west coast of the United
States. 

BBC
Newsday
:
 BBC Radio interviewed nuclear
engineer Arnie Gundersen to discuss TEPCO’s attempts to send a special
robot into Fukushima Daiichi Reactor #2 in Japan to investigate the
obstacles in the way of TEPCO’s progress determining the location and
condition of the atomic fuel. Unfortunately even this specially
designed robot failed in its attempt to clear the path for additional
investigations as the nuclear radioactivity was so high, it shut down
the robots before they could complete their mission. 


Fairewinds in the News:

Enviro
News:
 The astronomical radiation readings at Fukushima
Daiichi Reactor #2 of 530 Sv/hr complicate the already complex task of
decommissioning the plant. These levels are so radioactive that a
human would be dead within a minute of exposure and specially designed
robots can only survive for about 2 hours. Fairewinds chief engineer
Arnie Gundersen says that the best solution would be to entomb the
reactors, similar to the sarcophagus entombing Chernobyl, for at least
100-years, otherwise the radiation level that workers would be exposed
to is simply too dangerous.
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