Title: Steve West and Dan DeWalt: Arnie and Maggie Gundersen talk Vermont Yankee, Fukushima, and the nuclear industry
Date: March 9, 2012
Nuclear industry analysts Arnie and Maggie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education (non-profit) discuss the similarities between the BWR Mark 1 reactors at Fukushima Daiichi and Vermont Yankee. The Gundersens also discuss the issue of federal pre-emption in the NRC’s decision to approve VY’s license renewal, the Vermont Legislature’s decision that VY is not reliable and therefore should shut down, and Judge Murtha’s decision to allow the plant to continue to operate over the state’s objections.
Arnie Gundersen at 17:45 in:
Its really the young girls and mothers who will have a statistically dramatic increase, something to the tune of 1 out of every 5 young girls in that kind of radiation field [some areas 30-40km from Fukushima Daiichi] will get cancer over their lifetime…
Listen to the full broadcast here
See also: Nuclear Expert: Fukushima risk underestimated -- 5% of young girls will get cancer living in 20 milliSv/y for 5 years -- "Actually worse than that" -- Hot particles NOT included & only counts cancers, not other effects (VIDEO)
Published: March 20th, 2012 at 1:59 pm ET