Former energy-industry executive Arnie Gunderson blows the whistle on nuclear power
Nuclear engineer Arnie Gunderson has revealed on his website that Tokyo soil samples would be considered "nuclear waste" if they were found in the United States.
During a recent trip to Tokyo, Gunderson collected the dirt from parks, playgrounds, and rooftop gardens.
He has also maintained that the Fukushima nuclear-power disaster will lead to a million deaths from cancer.
Gunderson, a former nuclear-industry senior vice president, has become North America's leading whistle blower on the threats posed by reactors, including the Columbia Generating Station, which is about 400 kilometres southeast of Vancouver.
Gunderson has provided testimony about nuclear operations, reliability, safety, and radiation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as well as to political bodies around North America. Listen to what he says below in an interview earlier this month with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman:
Arnie Gunderson says nuclear accidents can destroy a nation.
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