Fukushima Daiichi, Vermont Yankee, and the Future of Nuclear Power
Maggie and Arnie Gundersen, former nuclear industry whistleblowers with a combined 60+ years of experience in the nuclear field, will address the public on Thursday, October 17, 7pm, at the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield. Their presentation will discuss what Vermont Yankee and Fukushima Daiichi have in common, and how that impacts the future of nuclear power in the US. Join Green Mountain Global Forum as we promote greater awareness about nuclear safety issues with two of the most knowledgeable and in-demand experts of our time.
Arnie and Maggie Gundersen met in the nuclear industry when Arnie was the lead engineer on a nuclear power plant project and Maggie was the public relations specialist. Mr. Gundersen became a nuclear whistleblower in 1999 when he brought significant safety issues to the attention of his employer and was silenced by authorities at every level. All of Mr. Gundersen’s allegations were substantiated by two Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General’s reports and his efforts were lauded by then NRC Commissioner Ivan Selin and Senator John Glenn.
The Gundersens have continued to fight for nuclear safety through their work in Fairewinds Associates, a paralegal and expert witness testimony firm, and Fairewinds Energy Education, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing the public with unbiased, fact-based nuclear energy information and analysis.
Venue: The Big Picture, 7 p.m. start. This event is free and open to the public.
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