As reported by a Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) press release, Beyond Nuclear joined with CBD, the Endangered Species Coalition, Humane Society of the United States, and 276 other organizations, opposing the Western Governors’ Association’s…Continue reading
Please note: shut down reactor sites are not shown; also, truck shipments would require a license amendment to be approved by NRC, as WCS’s current application is for rail (and related barge) shipments.Waste Control Specialists (WCS) in West Texas has …Continue reading
Fukushima Is Still Melting Down…
Big Picture Interview: Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear. Almost 6 years after a massive meltdown – radiation levels at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan are as dangerously high as ever. So is n…Continue reading
A February 10, 2017 article entitled “WASTE: US Congress Weighs in on Canadian Great Lakes Repository Plan,” published in Nuclear Intelligence Weekly’s (NIW) Vol. 11, No. 6 by NIW reporters James Irwin in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Stephanie Cooke …Continue reading
A campaign is underway to petition elected officials in Missouri to protect the St. Louis drinking water threatened by the nuclear weapons wastes dumped in the West Lake Landfill. Please download and print the new palm card (here in triplicate for easy…Continue reading
Political cartoon by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo NewsMedia coverage:
WIBV TV, Buffalo, NY; Le Téléjournal Ontario (in French); Citizen-Times of Asheville, NC; Aiken Standard; Sierra Club’s Green Life; Augusta Chronicle; Buffalo News; WLOS, A…
THE COLLAPSE OF THE ATOMIC ENERGY INDUSTRY once again comes to Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour Radio. [The show is at 5pm Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 2nd — listen live! — and will be posted at the Solartopia Radio Show’s archives afterward.] …Continue reading
The Cape Cod Times reported on a packed NRC meeting in Plymouth, MA, hosted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on January 31 to explain the continued safety issues at the plant. The article begins:
“Paul Gunter (pictured) traveled from Washingto…
Thank you to Scott Stapf of the Hastings Group’s Tweet, calling attention to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ (BAS) historic announcement regarding its iconic Dooms Day Clock — by setting the Clock at two and a half minutes to midnight, BAS h…Continue reading
As featured on Nuclear-Free Future on Channel 17/Town Hall Meeting TV in Burlington, VT. (Watch the recording of the 30-minute episode, “Loss of Institutional Control,” here.)
Host Margaret Harrington speaks with Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog…
Our Counterpunch column is a warning that our money will be squandered on pipe dreams and pipelines. The nuclear pipedream has gone on for decades and still there are NO Gen IV or Small Modular Reactors out there. We must act now on climate change…Continue reading
As reported at Mother Jones. See Beyond Nuclear’s exposé on Energy Secretary-nominee Rick Perry’s blatant conflict of interest with Waste Control Specialists, LLC, published at Counterpunch. Take action ASAP — sign multiple petitions, and conta…Continue reading
Beyond Nuclear, a national anti-nuclear advocacy group, along with co-petitioners from around the United States, have requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) take emergency enforcement action at U.S nuclear power plants that AREVA n…Continue reading
The term “under construction” is often used by the nuclear industry to inflate the numbers to make the new nuclear sector appear to be booming. After all Watts Bar-2 was “under constrution” for 43 years before it finally opened last year. The World Nuc…Continue reading
Political cartoon by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News. Buffalo, NY, as well as Thousand Island, NY, are the two most likely border crossings for these shipments, although others could also be used. DOE has invoked security-related secrecy on the routi…Continue reading
As posted at the Senate ENR Committee website:
366 Dirksen [Senate Office Building] 10:00 AM, Thursday, Jan. 19th
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. EST in Room 366 of th…
From Bellona: Alexei Yablokov, the towering grandfather of Russian ecology who worked with Bellona to unmask Cold War nuclear dumping practices in the Arctic, has died in Moscow after a long illness. He was 83.
As a member of the Russian Academy of Sci…
See the Riverkeeper/Scenic Hudson/NRDC press release, posted at the Riverkeeper website. A link to the 169-page agreement is included.Continue reading
Press release posted on Clearwater’s website.Continue reading
Statement By State of New York Attorney General Andrew Schneiderman, as posted at his website.Continue reading
Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition explains why the claim made by Entergy that its Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant — which will be closed by April 2021 — contribute 25% of the electricity for surrounding counties is false and how the plant is alread…Continue reading
As reported by the New York Times.
…Richard Azzopardi, a spokesman for the governor, cautioned that nothing had been finalized.
“There is no agreement — Governor Cuomo has been working on a possible agreement for 15 ye…Continue reading
Mr. Burns, Nuclear Scrooge of Simpsons infamy, wasn’t stingy when it came to handing out “Atomic Fireballs” as a stand in for the radioactive waste the nuclear industry would like the public to “consent” to “swallowing,” during a protest outsid…Continue reading
As posted at the website of U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA):
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Congressman William Keating (MA-09), Governor Charlie Baker, the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation, a…
As reported by Motoko Rich in the New York Times.Continue reading
“Castle Bravo,” March 1, 1954, a 15 mega-ton hydrogen bomb “test” blast carried out by the U.S. on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific OceanWhat a week it’s been. It began with Russian president Putin declaring on Dec. 22 that “We need to strengthen …Continue reading
Gene Case of Avenging Angels’ graphic, “Burning Money,” was featured on the cover of The Nation Magazine, accompanying an article by Christian Parenti in 2003 about the nuclear power relapseAs reported by Bloomberg, multi-billion dollar (and skyrocke…Continue reading
Fermi 2, located on the Great Lakes shoreline in Monroe County, MIOn Dec. 15, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) finalized its rubber-stamp of Fermi Unit 2’s 20-year license extension, despite years and decades of resistance by such grassroots…Continue reading
Beyond Nuclear is calling for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to name the U.S. reactors that might be operating with defective parts imported from France. While potentially affected French reactors have closed down as a safety precaution, the U….Continue reading
Harsh political rhetoric, combined with the vulnerability of the nuclear command-and-control system, has made the risk of global catastrophe greater than ever. By Eric Scholosser, in the New Yorker.Continue reading
Terry Lodge, legal counsel for the environmental coalition resisting Fermi 3
An environmental coalition, including Beyond Nuclear, is entering its 10th year of resistance (2008-2017) against Detroit Edison’s proposed new Fermi Unit 3 reactor in south…
The International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons has reported on this story.
Physicians for Social Responsibility has put out a press release lauding the vote.
A quarter-century after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump have, in remarkably similar language, called for the strengthening and expansion of their countries’ respective nucle…Continue reading
Attorneys Terry Lodge of Toledo, OH, and Diane Curran of Washington, D.C., legal counsel for an environmental coalition that includes Beyond Nuclear, have filed a Reply Memorandum to the D.C. Circuit Court in defense of a lawsuit against unpreced…Continue reading
Truth in advertizing under a Trump administration?!Former Texas governor, Rick Perry, has been tapped to run the federal agency he swore to abolish, if only he could remember which one it was. Perry’s leadership of the Department of Energy could jeo…Continue reading
As reported by Reuters, and Tweeted by Scott Stapf of the Hastings Group: Nine U.S. reactors linked to French scandal over falsified documents over nuclear parts.
Although the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) won’t name the implicated American …
The Connecticut Supreme Court has reversed a lower court decision on the Millstone nuclear power station Clean Water Act permit, clearing the path for activists to nullify the permit on environmental grounds at an upcoming hearing. &nb…Continue reading
The Palisades nuclear power plant in Covert, MI, will close in October 2018, its owner, Entergy, has announced. The notorious reactor has been beset by critical safety issues for decades, long neglected, ignored, or given a pass by the U.S. Nuclear Reg…Continue reading
A leaked email from an inspector with the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission mistakenly sent December 5, 2016 to a local community activist, reveals that Entergy Corporation is “overwhelmed” by the operation of its aging Pilgrim nu…Continue reading
Beyond Nuclear was once again a co-sponsor of the Nuclear-Free Future Awards, this time held in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 16-20. It was perhaps the most eclectic and international of all Award gatherings in recent years and “offi…Continue reading
Beyond Nuclear board member, Karl Grossman, writing in Counterpunch today, says it’s likely.
“It is highly likely that the Trump administration will move to have the U.S. deploy weapons in space. If this happens, it will be profoundly destabilizi…
Beyond Nuclear’s Paul Gunter (left), also a founder of the Clamshell Alliance that opposed construction of the Seabrook, NH nuclear power reactors, gave some insight to the Cape Cod Times on why the dangers persist — particularly at the Pilgrim, MA nu…Continue reading
Every nuclear power plant routinely releases radioactive contaminants — gases, liquids and particles — during its daily operation and during refueling. It does not take an accident. Exposure to these releases is dangerous to human health, a…Continue reading
An op-ed has been published by Crain’s, written by Dave Lundy, director of the Best Coalition. Best Coalition is described as a diverse group of consumer, business and energy interests.Continue reading
In another retreat on the nuclear power front, Vietnam has decided to abandon plans to pursue nuclear power in that country. Meanwhile, just days later, South Africa announced it would delay plans to develop nuclear power. Both countries had deals with…Continue reading
On Nov. 22nd, Diane Curran of Washington, D.C. and Terry Lodge of Toledo, OH — legal counsel for an environmental coalition that includes Beyond Nuclear — filed a motion in the Washington, D.C. federal district court, entitled MEMORANDUM OF POINTS…Continue reading
As reported by Gregg Levine and Caroline Preston in The New Yorker.
The article quotes Beyond Nuclear: One option is consolidated interim storage. Under this plan, the spent fuel would be moved from plants in thirty states to a handful of regional, a…
A march through downtown Johannesburg drew several thousand on November 18, 2016. Organized by Earthlife Africa and the Nuclear-Free Future Awards, Beyond Nuclear also participated (along with Awards events and in leading the Think Nuclear-Free Symposi…Continue reading
The Shinzo Abe government’s plan to restart nuclear power in Japan was shaken to its core with a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck on November 21, 2016 just off the coast of the destroyed Fukushima Dai-Ichi atomic reactors. Fukushima Daiichi i…Continue reading
As reported by the New York Times, President-Elect Donald J. Trump is engaging in personal business matters that violate ethical standards as incipient “Leader of the Free World,” the highest office in the U.S. And Exhibit A is Trump’s advocacy, during…Continue reading