Nuclear Insider: Fukushima exclusion zone could be declared some sort of national memorial park in 5-10 years (AUDIO)

Published: September 6th, 2012 at 12:35 am ET


Title: Clean Energy View: Fukushima’s History, Recovery & Future
Source: The Organic View
Date: June 19, 2012

Energy expert, Thomas S. Drolet, President of Drolet and Associates Energy Services, Inc. recently visited Fukushima and was also at the site shortly after the disaster occurred to assist with the recovery process. Mr. Drolet has also been to Chernobyl and is a highly sought after speaker on the subject of nuclear energy.

At 23:30 in

Drolet: The Japanese will have a decision to make 5, 10 years down the road whether they want to come back into the exclusion zone or declare it to be, and I’m picking these words out of the air, some sort of national memorial park.

Host: Ok, Interesting.

Title: Athabasca Uranium Appoints Nuclear Energy and Uranium Expert Thomas S. Drolet to Advisory Committee
Date: August 23, 2011

Athabasca Uranium Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas S. Drolet, BEng, MSc, DIC, to its newly-formed Advisory Committee.

Mr. Drolet has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Royal Military College of Canada, a Masters of Science degree in Nuclear Technology/Chemical Engineering and a DIC from Imperial College, University of London, England. He has had a 42-year career in the energy sector, especially in nuclear, where he spent 26 years with Ontario Hydro in various engineering, research and operations functions (predominately in their Nuclear Energy division). He formed and headed Canada’s R&D Program into Fusion (CFFTP) in 1982 and then moved into International Commercial work with Ontario Hydro International, a spin-off of the world’s fourth largest electrical utility, where he was named President and CEO in 1993. Mr. Drolet was then appointed Managing Director of American Electric Power Canada, and President of Canadian Energy Opportunities, Inc. where he was involved in mergers, acquisitions and other consulting activities in the Canadian and US power sectors. Following a stint at DTE Energy Technologies as their head of International Business for Distributed Generation products, he was most recently the President and CEO of Western GeoPower Inc., doing electrical project work in North and South America. He was at Three Mile Island in late 1979, at Chernobyl, Ukraine soon after the accident in 1986, and has recently been interviewed extensively for his expertise regarding this year’s Fukushima incident. He is a frequent guest and key-note speaker on Nuclear Energy at global conferences and consults in the general energy sector worldwide.


Published: September 6th, 2012 at 12:35 am ET


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11 comments to Nuclear Insider: Fukushima exclusion zone could be declared some sort of national memorial park in 5-10 years (AUDIO)

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    As he says, he's picking his words "out of thin air" (between his ears?).
    Mr pro-uranium-mining…
    Can't wait for aigeezer to start sleuthing about this guy, like razzz started to do in the last thread. 🙂

  • Max1 Max1

    … Five years = 72 months.

    That's only 53 more months away…

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    National Memorial Park that no one can ever visit, or even get close enough to build without risking their life. Excellent idea!

  • Sickputer

    Canucks Thomas and wife Pat work as partners in their consulting business and have lived in the US for the past 18 years with their last few years in sunny Florida. Active in Republican politics they fit in quite well in Charlotte County politics in the nuclear-powerful state.

    I can't say enough about the legacy Thomas helped build in Canada with their in-country and extra-country nuclear power plant empire. The CANDU breed of Frankenstein monsters spew out tritium at levels even American nuclear engineers shudder to consider. But in a mosaic nation of 25 million citizens Big Brother reigns supreme.

    The Bruce megaplex is the second largest nuclear plant in the world behind Japan's Kariwa.

    Pertinent facts about the Achilles heel of these reactors Drolet is so proud of:

    "Tritium is generated in the fuel of all reactors; however, CANDU reactors generate tritium also in their coolant and moderator, due to neutron capture in heavy hydrogen. Some of this tritium escapes… A small percentage (about 1%) escapes containment and is considered a routine radioactive emission (also higher than from an LWR of comparable size.

    …the maximum permitted drinking water concentration for tritium in Canada,[19] 7000 Bq/L, corresponds to 1/10 of the ICRP's dose limit for members of the public). "

    SP: Their national permitted limit for tritium is atrocious. Frankensystems killing humans.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    The same thing happened with the nuclear test sites. They are now tourist attractions. Same thing happened with nuclear facilities that have been decommissioned; they are turned into 'parks' or 'wildlife reserves' which are then promoted as tourist attractions.

    The area around Chernobyl is now presented in movies as an oasis full of animals and plants that resembles the Garden of Eden.

    Conveniently, the movies saying nuclear accident sites are Gardens of Eden omit any negative facts about the dangers of radiation that goes on for hundreds of thousands if not millions of years..

    Those animals and plants around nuke accidents, spills or dumping are full of high levels of toxic radiation, and NO ONE can eat these animals or get close to these areas without being exposed to dangerous, cancer and genetic disease causing radiation levels.

    Who cares about facts, when the spin and propoganda sounds so much better, and less distressing?

    Chernobyl Coverup And Denial Of 1 Million + Casualties; via A Green Road

    The Chernobyl Sacrifice; 1 MILLION Liquidators; via A Green Road

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Why wait for five years? Do it now… what is the difference?

    Why not turn all nuclear plants into tourist attractions, and let tourists bathe in the warm, green healing waters of active spent fuel pools?

    After all, the spin is that if radiation does not kill you, it is healthy for you… as long as you smile a lot.