Articles in Fairewinds

Should I Take Radiation Protection Pills?

Every day Fairewinds Energy Education receives many questions. The big question in the New Year is: “Should I take a ‘radiation pill’ to combat the radiation being given off by the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi?” First, lets start by defining a radiation protection pill is and what it does. A radiation protection pill is [...]

Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen Presentation at Helen Caldicott Foundation Symposium

Arnie Gundersen at the New York Academy of Medicine

About This Video Fairewinds Speech at the New York Academy of Medicine – Fukushima Two Years On – Gundersen Presents New Information concerning the Fukushima Accident. A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and [...]

More Lessons From the Fukushima Daiichi Accident: Containment Failures and the Loss of the Ultimate Heat Sink

Fairewinds Energy Institue - Loss of Ultimate Heat Sink

In this Monday’s video, Fairewinds investigates a recently released report from Tokyo Electric. Arnie Gundersen discusses TEPCO’s latest analysis that, almost two years after the accident, fully substantiates Fairewinds long held position that the explosion at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 was the result of a detonation shock wave. Arnie also discusses troubling reports that the [...]

Fairewinds Japanese Speaking Tours: Fall 2012


Fairewinds’ chief engineer Arnie Gundersen was hosted by educational, governmental, and citizen groups on a speaking tour in Japan during the end of August and early September 2012. The lectures were created to discuss the Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe, the ongoing problems at the Fukushima Daiichi site, and the non-nuclear options for Japan’s energy future. The [...]

It Could Have Been Worse

Fairewinds Energy Institute - It Couldve Been Worse

Fairewinds analysis of the triple meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi determined that other Japanese reactor sites were also in jeopardy because their cooling water systems were destroyed by the same tsunami. In this film, Fairewinds provides evidence that cooling systems for 24 out of 37 diesel generators were shut down by the tsunami and that 14 [...]

Can Spent Fuel Pools Catch Fire?

Fairewinds Energy Institute - Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4

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 the ramifications of this [...]

CCTV Live at Five with Margaret Harrington and Arnie Gundersen

Fairewinds Energy Institute - CCTV Live at Five with Margaret Harrington and Arnie Gundersen

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 [...]