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 Maria Gilardin  
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On the 5th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster the new Japanese State Secrets Law enacted in 2014 limits information and threatens journalists with jail time. And even Western media make it appear as if the worst has passed.
Acknowledging the reality of this accident with global consequences at least 100 years into the future is not only frightening for just plain folk but would be economically devastating to the energy corporations. When former nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen was asked by his family in early 2011 where the next nuclear power plant accident would take place he said he was unable to say where but that he was convinced that it would be a Mark I or II General Electric design. Three weeks later the Fukushima Daiichi Mark I reactors melted down.
Almost 1/4 of the so called “fleet” of nuclear reactors in the US are of the same design as Fukushima Daiichi. If you live in New York City, Boston, Minneapolis, Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago or Wilmington, you are threatened by one or more of these vulnerable Mark I or II reactors. Only one of them has been closed since Fukushima. The Vermont Yankee in southern Vermont was shut down on December 29, 2014.
The reason Arnie Gundersen is so familiar with this design is that he was an engineer on the Millstone Mark I reactor and a nuclear insider until he was fired in 1990 for pointing out security flaws. Today he publishes on the web site Fairewinds dot org.
Here is a speech he gave at the Fukushima Symposium 2013 that is as brilliantly up to date today as it was then. The two day event on March 11 and 12, 2013 was organized by The Helen Caldicott Foundation and cosponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility. It was held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City.
Pacifica Radio for the audio

 GundersenUPDATE_Symposium Download Program Podcast
00:29:30 English 2013-03-11
 New York City
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