WERU News Report 8/6/13

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

On this anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, another nuclear crisis is escalating in Japan, this time at Fukushima. Today we bring you part 1 of a 2-part special, with all the latest news on the crisis.

Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear expert, and former high-level nuclear industry executive, now with Fairewinds Energy Education, described several areas of serious concern at Fukushima in the recent film Forty Good Years and One Bad Day (excerpt aired with permission) FMI: fairewinds.org

Long-time Maine activist Nancy Allen has joined with others in a group that is compiling, verifying and distributing information at www.simplyinfo.org Her concern about the current crisis can be traced back through the years to her childhood, and Hiroshima:

Monday afternoon we spoke with Dean Wilkie, one of the founders of simplyinfo.org. He has three decades of experience in the nuclear field through his work at a Department of Energy test reactor in Idaho, working in reactor operations, management, construction and plant engineering