More than 50 years ago the Advisory Committee ignored its minority members and pushed ahead without rigorous failure-proof containment structures and systems. The Nuclear Regulatory Committee made the decision not to require stronger containments. Japan followed the American lead.Read More
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) held a special ACRS meeting Thursday May 26, 2011 on the current status of Fukushima. Arnie Gundersen was invited to speak for 5 minutes concerning the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident as it pertains to the 23 Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactors (BWR's) in the US and containment integrity.Read More
About This Interview
Kim Greenhouse from It's Rainmaking Time does an extensive interview that ushers in Arnie’s journey as he blows the whistle on his employer, the state and mentality of the nuclear industry, how regulation really works, an honest look at Fukushima (including the report issued by French nuclear industry mainstay Areva), facts about plutonium, nuclear power plant construction, and issues surrounding containment.
This report combines the oral testimony of Arnie Gundersen to the NRC ACRS with previous Fairewinds reports on AP 1000 containment, adds new evidence and consequences of that evidence, addresses erroneous information provided to ACRS by the NRC staff in October 2010, and addresses additional misconceptions.Read More
Arnie Gundersen calls on the NRC and its Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) to review the AP1000 containment design, to require installation of filters to protect public health and safety, and to delay federal funding and licensing until significant design issues are completely addressed. April 21, 2010. Presented to: NRC ACRSRead More