NH #583: New Ukraine Nuclear Risks – Arnie Gundersen + Newsom’s $1.4 BILLION Diablo Canyon Trickery Meets Ratepayer Rage
This Week’s Featured Interviews:
- Arnie Gundersen reveals all the different ways that the Ukraine Nuclear reactors in Zaporizhzhia can be compromised to release more radioactivity than 60 Chernobyls. Gundersen is a licensed nuclear reactor operator with more than 50-years of nuclear power engineering experience. Now, as Chief Engineer for Fairewinds Associates, he testifies on behalf of states, municipalities, NGOs, and environmental organizations regarding the hazards and violations at nuclear reactors and atomic waste sites.
I spoke with Arnie Gundersen on Monday, August 22, 2022.
- Jane Swanson and Linda Seeley of San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace. Northern California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors have been on track to be decommissioned at their end of their operating licenses, in 2024 and 2025. But now, in a stunning display of political brinksmanship, California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom is trying to force the legislature to pass a $1.4 billion bailout to keep those nukes running. Here with the details on what he’s trying to do – and how to stop it – are two veteran activists.
We spoke on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Links from Interview:
- ACTIONS TO TAKE NOW – from Mothers for Peace – Includes TALKING POINTS
- LA Times Op-Ed: Reactors at Diablo Canyon are No Cure for Blackouts
- Amory Lovins’ Statement for California Diablo Canyon Workshop of August 12, 202
Numnutz of the Week:
- Numnutz of the Week usually provides a glimpse of ongoing nuclear boneheadedness, tweaking an industry that has more dollars than sense. But this week, something different: A recognition of excellence in making the Russian military into a Numnutz.
Congratulations to Chernobyl Tour, its owner Yaroslav Yemelianenko, and his employees for creating a Chernobyl radiation exposure dis-information campaign to scare Russia out of the radioactive zone. Whether that was a sole factor or a contributing factor, it worked. And that makes this the first ever merit-based Numnutz of the Week Award!