In our continued publishing of material from Fairewinds Energy Education we send the link to their latest podcast. In this report Japanese contractors responsible for collecting and disposing radioactive waste have been found to dump it in rivers and in the middle of forests. It sounds like something out of The Simpsons!
It’s a new year, and 2013 has already kicked off a repeat of the same safety and engineering issues that plagued the nuclear industry in 2012. The two, eye opening nuclear safety issues we discuss in today’s Fairewinds’ Podcast are: a radiation scandal in Japan and a major safety problem in the US at Fort Calhoun. Arnie Gundersen alerts us to the fact that radiation exposure cover-ups did not occur only in Japan, and have occurred repeatedly in the US as well as in many other countries. Finally, we discuss Wall Street’s financial worries over US reactors.