Join NIRS & Beyond Nuclear for the Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingent at the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. this Saturday, April 29th, and at sister marches across the country! Please read on re: (1.) FINAL planning call Tues., …Continue reading
EPA is holding a public conference call on radiation exposure standards this coming Monday, April 24 from 11 AM to 2 PM EST, phone number (800) 305-3182 , ID# 8535873
This is in response to the Executive Order issued on February 24, 2017 on enfor…
News from Beyond Nuclear
For Immediate Release, April 19, 2017
Contact: Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog, Beyond Nuclear, (240) 462-3216; firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond Nuclear Media Statement
re: Waste Control Specialists, LLC (WCS) request…
Join NIRS and Beyond Nuclear in the planning and carrying out of Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingents at the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 29th, and at sister marches across the country.
Take part in a planning call on …
The Clean Futures Fund, co-created by Beyond Nuclear Board member, Lucas Hixson, with Erik Kambarian, is working with Ukrainian partners to improve safe working conditions and long-term care for Chernobyl workers and individuals in the affected areas. …Continue reading
The Shortboard “Thin Can” VS Longboard “Thick Cask” Debate
A “canister” OR “can” is like the ½ to ⅝ of an inch steel cans Edison has a permit for at San Onofre. A “cask” is a thick radwaste metal container up to 19 inches thick, this is an important distinction to make if we want to discuss safety at San Onofre from a factual point of view.
This waste is onsite now, 3,600,000lbs of it.
This waste has nowhere to go in the foreseeable future
Edison has chosen thin walled cans over thick walled casks to store this radwaste, the NRC expects the waste to be here for 300 years.
Each can would hold as much radiation as was released from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, each can is only warrantied for 20 years.
Edison promises these “Chernobyl Cans” won’t leak. Do you forget the 40 year rating of the replacement steam generators? They lasted less than one year before leaking radiation, Edison lied about that radiation leak into our community for days after the event.
Each can would have no internal monitoring.
A can would have no “defense in depth” or “multiple layers of failure”
Cans crack from exposure to salt air and engine exhaust
There is no approved way to test or repair cracks in these cans.
A cracked can, can have no seismic rating and cannot be transported
Each can would be on the beach, straddling an earthquake fault, in a tsunami zone,
Surrounded by millions of people, and thousands of surfers.
Why are you still reading this? Toss these cans in the trash.
Demand Thick Walled Metal Casks, Not Cans
Make anything purchased for San Onofre Nuclear Waste match the location that we find ourselves in, using the best thick-wall cask technology available in the world. Let this become the standard of waste management.
Safety should be our only concern.
UPDATE the April 14th 2PM hearing has been CANCELLED.
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PLEASE Turn off a light for Fukushima USA / San Onofre
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