NH #414: EMP “Stun Guns in Space” = No Grid, No Nuclear Reactor Controls – 60 Fukushimas in USA? Arnie Gundersen, Robert Manning on Electromagnetic Pulse Dangers

EMP – electromagnetic pulse – from nuclear blast in space over Ohio would fry electronic circuits in all nuclear reactor cooling systems from Chicago to the east coast – oh joy!

This Week’s Featured Interview:

A discussion of Electromagnetic Pulses – what they are, what they do, and what they would do to the U.S. energy grid and especially the safety controls of our nuclear reactors. Spoiler alert: it isn’t good. We talk with:

Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education and a leading expert on nuclear technology. The Fairewinds website is designed to be a hub for fact-based, undistorted information about nuclear power in order to fulfill their mission to inform and educate people around the world, legislative officials, and members of the press concerning the scientific and economic issues relating to the production of electricity and the sources of energy used to create power.
Robert Manning is a longtime activist against nuclear weapons and the founder of of Nuclear Terror Today, which contains the pledge he spoke about on the show.

Susi Snyder is the head of PAX Netherlands and the leader in the international Don’t Bank on the Bomb campaign. This program contains a 90 second summary of the DBOTB strategy. A full-length discussion with Susi that explains all aspects of the program — and its growing list of successful divestments from nuclear weapons-producing companies, is on Nuclear Hotseat #412 from May 14, 2019.


Wondering how far the Zahn’s Corner Middle School in Piketon, Ohio is from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant? Mapquest weighs in at 3.7 miles and a 4 minute drive:

Zahn’s Corner Middle School is only 3.8 miles from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant – Mapquest