**Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning: Follow the money — Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education

Fairewinds Energy Education: ” Are the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi over? The answer is no. In Fairewinds’ latest video, Chief Engineer and nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen updates viewers on what’s going on at the Japanese nuclear meltdown site, Fukushima Daiichi. As the Japanese government and utility owner Tokyo Electric Power Company push for the quick decommissioning and dismantling of this man-made disaster, the press and scientists need to ask, “Why is the Ukrainian government waiting at least 100 years to attempt to decommission Chernobyl, while the Japanese Government and TEPCO claim that Fukushima Daiichi will be decommissioned and dismantled during the next 30 years?”

Like so many big government + big business controversies, the answer has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with politics and money. To understand Fukushima Daiichi, you need to follow the money. ”

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2 thoughts on “**Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning: Follow the money — Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education

  1. It makes sense to just leave Chernobyl entombed, but Fukushima Daiichi can’t be entombed in the same manner, and it is sitting on the edge of the ocean, in an area prone to earthquakes and tsunamis. Is it wise to just leave it sitting there ?

  2. Certainly, the cores can’t be dealt with, but decommissioning the fuel storage pools ABOVE the reactors should happen ASAP. Or are we happy to wait for the next tsunami ?

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