Pressenza is delighted to start reproducing material with permission from Fairewinds Energy Education. The nuclear energy industry, its relationship to the nuclear weapons industry, the lack of transparency from the nuclear industry in general, the danger of cover-ups of mistakes to avoid affecting share-prices and the risks to nuclear proliferation from the ‘peaceful’ uses of nuclear technology are all subjects that are not well covered by the mainstream media and we are happy to support Fairewinds in their mission to educate the public about nuclear power and other energy issues.

Beginning in 2008, Fairewinds Energy Education Corp has been studying ongoing radioactive releases occurring at operating nuclear power plants in the US. Following the nuclear accident at the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant site on March 11, 2011, Fairewinds Energy Education Corp produced educational videos to help people around the world understand the truth about what happened at Fukushima Daiichi and the world-wide impact of this nuclear catastrophe that dwarfs Three Mile Island (TMI) and Chernobyl. Fairewinds Energy Education Corp is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2008 in the USA.

In our first report, Fairewinds investigates a recently released report from Tokyo Electric. Arnie Gundersen, Chief Nuclear Engineer, discusses TEPCO’s latest analysis that, almost two years after the accident, fully substantiates Fairewinds long held position that the explosion at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 was the result of a detonation shock wave. Arnie also discusses troubling reports that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been avoiding the analysis of damage to many nuclear plants’ emergency cooling systems (Ultimate Heat Sink) from storm surges, tsunamis or dam failures. The ramifications of both of these issues on old designs and also the more recent AP1000 design are also analyzed in depth.