Arnie Gundersen on Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint, for Radio New Zealand

Arnie Gundersen is interviewed by Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint program on Radio New Zealand. Important additions of this broadcast to the body of knowledge on the effects of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi include discussions on the safety and regulation of food (especially fish) both in Japan and that being exported from Japan and on the resources and effort needed to contain the situation at the nuclear power plant.

“Last Tuesday’s revelation that the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking contaminated water into the ocean and that the Japanese government has known about the spillage, confirms the fears of independent experts. Wayne looks at the aftermath of the disaster.”

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Tepco under increasing fire over nuclear accident site — The Wall Street Journal

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” TOKYO—As problems mount at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant, more experts and overseers are accusing the operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. of incompetence in how it is dealing with one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents.

An advisory panel of outside experts—appointed by Tepco itself—blasted the utility on Friday for its slow release of information about a recent leak of radioactive water.

The panel, which is tasked with making recommendations to improve Tepco’s performance after the missteps surrounding the 2011 accident, said that the company needed to improve its risk management, communication and water-management planning. … “