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Spent Nuclear Fuel & the NRC's Inadequacy (Arnie Gundersen)

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Published on Aug 19, 2012

http://www.fairewinds.com/content/cct...

CCTV Host Margaret Harrington and Fairewinds Energy Education's Arnie Gundersen discuss the urgent need to empty spent fuel pools into dry cask storage to prevent a serious but avoidable accident. They also discuss the economic cost to nuclear plants if they where forced to withstand natural calamities, the future of Yucca Mountain, and the radiological contamination caused by depleted uranium weapons.

Arnie Gundersen / Fairewinds:
http://www.fairewinds.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/fairewind...
in Japanese: http://www.fairewinds.com/ja

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission daily reports (what's happening at nuclear plants near you):
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-col...

Union of Concerned Scientists (watchdog over NRC):
http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear_power/

Fukushima links:
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/ca...
http://lucaswhitefieldhixson.com/luca...

[NOTE: Half-life is the time taken for a radioactive substance to decay by half.] * Cesium-134 ~ 2 years * Cesium-137 ~ 30 years * Iodine-131 ~ 8 days * Plutonium-239 ~ 24,200 years * Ruthenium-103 ~ 39 days [Ruthenium is a fission product of uranium-235.] * Ruthenium-106 ~ 374 days * Strontium-90 ~ 28.85 years [Strontium-90 is a product of nuclear fission and is found in large amounts in spent nuclear fuel and in radioactive waste from nuclear reactors.] * Uranium-234 ~ 246,000 years * Uranium-235 ~ 703.8 million years * Uranium-238 ~ 4.468 billion years (Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/MsMilkyth...)

How are the activities of those who design and operate nuclear reactors as well as nuclear storage facilities in any way private? How are the operations of companies extracting oil from, say, the Gulf of Mexico or the Tar Sands of Alberta, in any way private? What is private about the assaults on ecology and public health that have been shown to occur regularly and on a massive scale in the industrial transformation of matter into energy? Who is supposed to pay for the clean up when supposedly-private corporations mess up? Who is to be held liable in societies where the for-profit corporations have been legally structured around the concept of limited liability?
Dr. Anthony J. Hall: From Hiroshima to Fukushima, 1945-2011
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/03/...

NUCLEAR EDUCATION & AWARENESS:
People & Power - Danger Zone: Ageing Nuclear Reactors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq2pgR...
NRC's Nuclear Emergency Planning for the US Has NO Basis in Reality
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dfS-z...
Going Nuclear: What is the Future of Nuclear Energy in the U.S.? (Arnie Gundersen on Aljazeera)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUvL5v...
Internal vs. External Radiation Exposure Explained (Arnie Gundersen)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9l3nP...
Nuclear 101 - Advantages & Disadvantages of Splitting Atoms to Boil Water
http://www.fairewinds.com/content/nuc...
Birdhairjp: 85.03 microSv/h, Fukushima city, mud into a river, June 2012, Whats going in rivers (vs. normal background of up to 0.2 microSv/h)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk6YSO...
Nightmare Nuclear Waste (german, english subtitles)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHT4Pn...
San Onofre: Bad Vibrations (Cause of Radioactive Emissions / Arnie Gundersen)
http://fairewinds.org/content/san-ono...
Jeremy Rifkin - a brighter perspective on nuclear industry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzrQ9g...
Al Stahler & Arnie Gundersen: San Onofre Nuclear Steam Generator Failures
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sOOfc...
Deficiencies of Georgia's Two Recently Approved AP1000 Reactors @ Vogtle NPP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdSllE...
An American Nuclear Tragedy: A Little Known Nuclear Facility in Paducah, Kentucky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1BLMo...

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