Are you claiming Arnie Gundersen is a 'quack'?
Gundersen is chief engineer of Fairewinds Associates, an energy consulting company. (external - login to view)
He previously worked for Nuclear Energy Services in Danbury (external - login to view)
, a consulting firm where he was a senior vice president. Gundersen holds a master's degree in nuclear engineering. (external - login to view)
Arnold Gundersen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (external - login to view)
Besides his testimony what part of three roofs structures taking off at high speed tells you there is nothing to be concerned about? When it happened in Chernobyl there was lots of concerned people. Germany decided quite quickly r\that nuclear power would be phased out ASAP. Where do the richest and most powerful people on the planet reside? Downwind?
Just what sourses are you relying on to give you the impression that the ones mentioned above are also jumping the gun on just how dangerous the situation really is. So far the only ones claiming there is no danger is the operators of the plant and the Government of that Nation and a (not so innocent) organization that is in place to promote the safety of nuclear power, the same ones that put out a report about the after effects of Chernobyl that is easily debunked, watch the vid of the deformned children that the state is taking care of and tell me again there is no need for the people living in the immediate area not to be very concerned. Once those defects start showing up it will be a tad late for them to get concerned. Ask them to ship you some water so you and your whole family can take the taste test if you are so convinced.
Like it or not the ones who are supposed to be protecting the least importasnt in society are the same ones that will be the most likely ones to lie to them, while taking steps to protect themselves and their families from that same non-existent danger.
Germany to close all of its nuclear plants by 2022 - The Washington Post (external - login to view)
By Steven Mufson (external - login to view), Published: May 30
Germany, the economic engine of Europe, said Monday that it will close all of its nuclear power plants over the next 11 years, the latest aftershock from the Japanese earthquake and partial meltdown it set in motion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex.
The move is an about-face for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose government until recently had supported nuclear power as a way to generate electricity without releasing additional greenhouse gases — and without increasing reliance on Russia, Germany’s main source of natural gas.
It also marks a new setback for nuclear power proponents, who have been on the defensive since four of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi started leaking radioactive materials in mid-March.
Earlier, Merkel’s party, the Christian Democratic Union, had advocated the extension of operating licenses (external - login to view)
for the country’s 17 nuclear power plants by an average of 12 years, saying that nuclear power is needed as an important “bridging technology” while renewables make further advances.
But in the wake of the Fukushima crisis, Merkel announced the temporary closure of seven of the nuclear plants. Now, after another wave of anti-nuclear-power demonstrations, Merkel said that those plants would remain closed, that there would be no extensions and that all remaining plants would be shut down by 2022.