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Going Nuclear: What is the Future of Nuclear Energy in the U.S.? (Arnie Gundersen on Aljazeera)

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Published on Jun 17, 2012

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

Al Jazeera segment "Inside Story Americas," host Shihab Rattansi, along with guests: Arnie Gundersen, veteran nuclear industry expert and chief engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education; Mindy Kay Bricker, the editor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists; and Jack Spencer, a senior research fellow in nuclear energy policy at the Heritage Foundation discuss the issues of nuclear power production, the regulation of the industry, and the storage of radioactive materials. Also, the debate continues about nuclear power as a safe source for energy within the United States and ultimately the world.

GENERAL FACTS
• 13.5% of global energy needs are supplied via nuclear power
• France gets 75% of its energy from nuclear power
• Belgium and Slovakia get over half their energy from nuclear power
• The US gets 20% of its electricity from nuclear power
• The US uses vastly more electricity than most other countries
• There are 434 commercial nuclear reactors in the world
• There are 104 commercial nuclear reactors in the US
• The US nuclear reactors produce up to 2,300 metric tonnes of waste yearly
• There is about 67,500 metric tonnes of radioactive waste in the US

"The choice of Yucca Mountain was never a scientific choice, it was political .... Ever since, we have been trying to get science to fit a political decision ... the science doesn't match the politics and it's time to put this in the opposite order, find a good site and move forward."
- Arnie Gundersen, a veteran nuclear industry expert

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

Nuclear News and Updates:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/
http://fukushima-diary.com/
http://www.fukushimafacts.com/
http://capitoilette.com/
http://robertsingleton.wordpress.com/
http://fukushimaupdate.com/
http://nukefree.org/
http://www.llrc.org/
http://enformable.com/
http://radioactive.eu.com/
http://masterofmanythings.com/radiati...
http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011...
http://www.scoop.it/t/nuclear-news-wh...
http://blog.safecast.org/
http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/UCBAirSam...
http://www.enviroreporter.com/
http://fukushimaemergencywhatcanwedo....
http://enformable.com/2011/09/nuclear...
http://www.nuclearhealth.org/
http://japanfocus.org/-Say_Peace-Proj...

Seismic links:
http://aslwww.cr.usgs.gov/Seismic_Dat...
http://aslwww.cr.usgs.gov/Seismic_Dat...
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquake......
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring...
http://www.showme.net/~fkeller/quake/...
http://tux.wr.usgs.gov/
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring...
http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultime...
http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/...
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/M...
http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/

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