The Scary Odds of A New York Nuclear Event: Listen Paul Blanch, veteran nuclear safety expert, discuss the 1 – 1000 odds of the new Spectra gas pipeline sited at the Indian Point nuclear power exploding and triggering a Fukushima-like nuclear meltdown.
We visit DYING NUKES THAT TERRIFY US ALL with MICHAEL KEEGAN of Don’t Waste Michigan and PAUL GUNTER and KEVIN KAMPS of Beyond Nuclear.
The debate over atomic energy is over. FUKUSHIMA has shown the world that nuke reactors will explode and destroy whole sections of a country while contaminating oceans. Germany’s ENERGIEWIND is showing that the transition to 100% renewables can be done quickly, cleanly and profitably.
But we’re left in the US with 99 dying nukes that truly terrify us all. Starting in Michigan, at Monroe, we deal with Fermi Unit I, which nearly exploded in 1966; Fermi 2 which is now falling apart; and Fermi 3, which Detroit Edison wants to build at massive ratepayer expense.
We then shift to the truly horrifying Davis-Besse reactor near Toledo, which operated for years with a massive hole in its head, and which has a shield building that’s literally crumbling. It’s owner wants a $3 billion public bailout to keep endangering all of the Great Lakes region.
We also visit Pilgrim near Boston, which is officially in violation of both NRC production standards and NRC safety standards. Paul tells that October 10 we will hear a major announcement from Energy, which owns this dying nuke.
Over the coming weeks we will “tour” the national fleet of reactors that need to shut ASAP. Let’s hope Pilgrim will now lead the way to the end of this insane industry!!!
The great KARL GROSSMAN tells us about the DANGERS OF ATOMIC RADIATION and the grassroots victory that kept Long Island’s SHOREHAM NUKE from operating.
Karl is a Professor of Journalism, award-winning TV host and author of numerous books and articles that circulate throughout the internet at nukefree.org, counterpunch.org, commondreams.org, Huffington Post and numerous others. His most recent article, linked at www.nukefree.org, warns that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission may be about to loosen radiation standards and allow the public to be exposed to dangerous doses that could kill untold numbers of innocent people. He warns that this is exactly what’s happening at Fukushima, and that a global effort is desperately needed to shut all atomic reactors worldwide.
Karl played a major role in the successful grassroots struggle that shut the massive $7 billion Shoreham atomic reactor along with others at the Brookhaven Laboratories and elsewhere, rendering Long Island nuclear-free. This can be done on a global scale, he says, especially now that Solartopian technologies are leaving atomic energy in the nuclear dust.
Karl is a powerful, articulate speaker with 45 years of experience on this issue. Don’t miss this interview!