In this latest podcast from Fairewinds Energy Education, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer gives a recap of what happened 5 years ago this week in Japan, the health effects that are the result, and the huge probability that Fukushima will not be the last such nuclear accident. He concludes with a damning condemnation of mainstream media and highlights the lessons learnt.
While we are proud to share our knowledge with you, we are also dismayed that mainstream media has failed to tell the truth about the worst industrial disaster in human history.
What did we learn from the triple meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi?
1. There will be more atomic reactor catastrophes.
2. During the next nuclear disaster, emergency evacuation plans will fail again because government officials place atomic power profits before the health and safety of its people.
3. Nuclear containment systems are absolutely incapable of enclosing and isolating radiation released as catastrophes begin and as they continue unmitigated.
4. These prolific radiation releases will cause upwards of a million deaths even though officials will claim none have occurred as was done at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island (TMI).
5. The irreversible costs of atomic power to us, the people of the world, greatly exceed any profits and benefits to its corporate owners.
6. Due to its triple meltdowns and immitigable radioactive releases, Fukushima Daiichi will continue to bleed radiation into the Pacific Ocean for more than a century.
7. There is no road map to follow with directions to stop the ongoing debacle that is Fukushima Daiichi. It will be a long slog.
Renewable energy is so much safer and economically viable. With the legacy of TMI, Chernobyl, and now the ongoing calamity at Fukushima Daiichi, why is the world even considering building more atomic power plants? And, with aging degraded atomic reactors, climate change induced flooding, tsunamis, hurricanes, and typhoons, along with moving tectonic plates creating earthquakes worldwide, why indeed are any atomic reactors operating anywhere in the world?
See the entire podcast here: