Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fairewinds Newsletter: August 19th, 2012

Can spent fuel pools catch fire? Find out in this latest Fairewinds feature.

Can Spent Fuel Pools Catch Fire?

August 19th, 2012: In this Fairewinds’ feature, Fairewinds Associates Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen analyzes a US government national laboratory simulation video that shows nuclear spent fuel rods do catch fire when exposed to air.  This simulation video proves Fairewinds’ assertions that nuclear fuel rods can catch fire when exposed to air, and Arnie discusses theramifications of this phenomena if the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent fuel pool were to lose cooling water.... [Watch Now]

CCTV Live at Five with Margaret Harrington and Arnie Gundersen

August 14th, 2012: 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. [Watch Now]

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