Full Meltdown: Fukushima Called the ‘Biggest Industrial Catastrophe in the History of Mankind’: U.N. Nuclear Chief Seeks Broader Powers

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: General

“Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind,” Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera.

Gundersen, a licensed reactor operator with 39 years of nuclear power engineering experience, managing and coordinating projects at 70 nuclear power plants around the US, says the Fukushima nuclear plant likely has more exposed reactor cores than commonly believed.

Read more here: Full Meltdown: Fukushima Called the ‘Biggest Industrial Catastrophe in the History of Mankind’ | | AlterNet.

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The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency called for an expanded safety-enforcement role for the United Nations nuclear watchdog amid criticism of its handling of Japan’s nuclear crisis, a proposal that is likely to meet resistance from member states who want their own regulatory powers.

Read more here: U.N. Nuclear Chief Seeks Broader Powers – WSJ.com.

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