Saturday, February 13, 2010

Biff! Bam!! Pow!!! And Food for Thought

I have been too busy to blog recently, and I fear that may look like I am dodging the tritium issue. From my point of view, there is nothing substantially new on tritium. Various governors and so forth are calling for further oversight and investigations, Vermont Yankee continues to dig and monitor wells, NRC says it is no big deal. (I agree with NRC. See my lengthy posts on tritium and health, tritium and kale, etc etc etc.) In other words: same-old, same-old.

However, in the interest of keeping the blog fresh, I want to share two things. Both inflammatory. So my readers can have some fun. Quote without comment. I hope to comment tomorrow.

The first thing I want to share is some testimony by Arnie and Maggie Gundersen on the tritium issue. In this testimony, Arnie Gundersen concludes that Vermont Yankee is either "devious or dumb" and comes within a hairsbreadth of accusing twelve people at VY of lying. I can't find a transcript of this, but I do have this one-hour video from Burlington Free Press, and I embed it here. The part about devious or dumb is near the end.

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Now, as Rod Adams notes in his blog about devious and dumb: "Dem's fighting words!" So here's Rod's blog on the subject.

Is Arnie Gundersen Devious or Dumb? (Or is He Simply a Professional Fear-Monger?)

I think my nuclear friends outside of Vermont may have seen Rod's blog but not Gundersen's testimony. My Vermont friends may have seen Gundersen's testimony but not all of them will have seen Rod's response. (By the way, the comments on Rod's post are also worth reading).

So I'm not taking the lazy way out about blogging today. I'm building bridges.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video link, I think. I'm not sure what the point was of hiring someone to pose as an 'impartial' expert. It seems a sham, unless the conclusions were foregone and the committee wanted testimony to back up their intent.

You got an honorable mention (Thanks!):