*AP Headline* ‘Gundersen: Tokyo soil would be nuclear waste in US’

Published: March 27th, 2012 at 5:00 am ET
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Title: Vt. consultant Gundersen: Tokyo soil would be nuclear waste in US
Source: AP
Date: March 27, 2012 – 4:01 am ET

[…] Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer with Burlington-based Fairewinds Associates, says he traveled to Tokyo recently, took soil samples from parks, playgrounds and rooftop gardens around the city and brought them back to be tested in a U.S. lab. 

He says they showed levels of radioactivity would qualify them as nuclear waste in the U.S. […]

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Published: March 27th, 2012 at 5:00 am ET
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6 comments to *AP Headline* ‘Gundersen: Tokyo soil would be nuclear waste in US’

  • retali8 retali8

    Glad the man gets some coverage at last. Better than nothing, we need the word out there…

  • Buffalojam

    Tokyo soil would be nuclear waste in the US if it's radioactivity was measured and reported accurately by appropriate regulating agencies, the media reported truthfully about the findings and in a manner in line with the gravity of the situation, and enough US citizens cared. Unfortunately, we can not take any of these things for granted.

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    Lest anyone feel smug, it's worth reflecting on the status of nuclear waste in the US.

    Some of it is in road fill:

    http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/niagara/Concerns-over-Falls-road-fill-radiation

    Much of it sits around because there is no funding for processing:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904292504576484133479927502.html

    And nobody seems to know what can realistically be done with it in any case:

    http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear_power/nuclear_power_risk/nuclear_proliferation_and_terrorism/nuclear-reprocessing.html

    Meanwhile, a single group of companies seems to handle most of it, world-wide, amid much controversy about business practices (as frequently discussed at Enenews):

    http://www.energysolutions.com/

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      Nuclear waste in the US is apparently in the eye of the beholder:

      "Publicly available documents show that the levels of radiation in this part of Area IV where the SRE once stood are actually many thousands of times more contaminated than previously thought."

      http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/detail/rocketdyne_still_hot/9658/

    • americancommntr

      "nobody seems to know what can realistically be done with it in any case"

      Realistically, somebody could take a pile of it and flamethrow it with Brown's Gas. If indications from the past are correct, this is the solution for bulk waste and items of waste, to neutralize its radioactivity. All that is left is elemental waste in the case of radionuclides which are toxic as elements.

      What should be done is declare martial law in the US, send the army out to round up all the nuclear industry owners, stockholders, and employees, including union employees and force them into waste remediation, giving them two choices.

      They get to wear a lead suit and take a shovel and put it in barrels, load them onto trains, and take it to the facility prepared for it but not being used. Or, they get to send in robotic equipment with Brown's Gas generators and flamethrowers to treat it remotely. And they can't go home until it is done.

  • glowfus

    we already know this and have for along time now. i haven't a clue yet about what to do about reactors #1,#2, and #3, but they should be throwing everything they got under sfp#4. cribbing, airbags, hydraulic lifts, sand, rocks, cement, the kitchen sick too!