Demystifying Nuclear Power Through Education
Our mission is to educate the public about nuclear power and other energy issues.
Fairewinds Energy Education is an easy to use educational hub for fact-based, undistorted nuclear energy information. Fairewinds’ website features podcasts and videos, in which we collaborate with experts in wide ranging fields to discuss nuclear energy issues.
During the past few weeks the U.S. government and the nuclear industry failed multiple times to keep workers and residents safe from the toxic radioactive waste that nuclear power produces. We witnessed the collapse of a storage tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation where highly contaminated radioactive material was being stored. In a case of Déjà Vu, another event occurred at a nuclear waste landfill in Idaho when an excavator was digging up highly radioactive material. The wall of the pit he was working on collapsed, sending the excavator down into the quarry
The oxymoronic term “alternative facts” has recently taken root in American political conversation, but the alleged magical thinking by the nuclear power industry is nothing new to informed energy sector critics.
If this story was about a Hollywood science fiction blockbuster called “Bellefonte” costing billions of dollars to produce, critics would give it a “two thumbs down” rating. Unfortunately, it is not science fiction but is the truth, and it is happening right now in Hollywood, Alabama.
In this podcast the Fairewinds Crew interviews University of Vermont graduates Sam Ghazey, Jon Liebherr, Greyson Webb, and Brandon Welch, about their internship with Fairewinds Energy Education and the project they completed, entitled Nuclear Energy: An Analysis of Total Carbon Emissions and Total Cost of Ownership versus Renewable Technologies.
Fairewinds podcast this week features an interview with atomic power watchdog Clay Turnbull, a trustee and staff member for New England Coalition (NEC) in Brattleboro, VT. Mr. Turnbull, who has spent his career speaking truth to power on environmental issues in the energy arena, was arrested in March 2016 for allegedly trespassing at the Entergy Vermont Yankee (VY) atomic power reactor site.
Fairewinds President Maggie Gundersen talks with Mothers for Peace Vice President Linda Seeley about what it means to be a legal intervenor and why this watchdog role is so important when it comes to atomic power reactors.