Writes Karl Grossman on Counterpunch today:
“Shoreham Action is One of the Largest Held Worldwide,” was the headline in The New York Times about an event which happened 40 years ago this month. The article told of how “more …
Writes Karl Grossman on Counterpunch today:
On June 17, 2019, the US Supreme Court decided 6-3 to uphold the state of Virginia’s right to enforce its ban on uranium mining. The Court found against Virginia Uranium’s request to go forward with the Coles Hill uranium mine in Virginia w…Continue reading
The Associated Press is reporting that “New Mexico’s governor said Friday she’s opposed to plans by a New Jersey-based company to build a multibillion-dollar facility in her state to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around …Continue reading
A special double-edition of the Nuclear Monitor, published April 24, 2019, took a look at nuclear waste in depth. It features six articles written by Prof.Andrew Blowers OBE, Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences at The Open University and presently Co-Chair of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy / NGO Nuclear Forum. Blowers looks at:
The legacy landscapes of nuclear power, where they are and how they developed: The Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a semi-desert region with homesteads of settlers and homelands of Native Americans ‒ that was transformed into the heart of the US nuclear weapons program, and thus into a nuclear wasteland; Sellafield, Britain’s nuclear heartland. Sellafield’s abundant and varied nuclear waste stockpiles (including a plutonium stockpile) comprise wastes arising from the plant’s initial military function and subsequently wastes mainly derived from reprocessing spent fuel; France, La Hague and Bure — two places with a crucial role in the storage and disposal of France’s more highly radioactive wastes. As the nuclear industry in France declines and reprocessing is questioned, so La Hague will adapt to survive as the centre for management of radioactive waste. Bure is the outcome of a long and contentious process of site selection for a deep geological nuclear waste repository; Gorleben, where conflict over the nuclear waste facilities proved pivotal to the end of nuclear power in Germany; and a look into the future — nuclear’s wastelands are scattered around the world in places where nuclear activities, accidents or deliberate devastation have occurred. These areas are usually remote, or areas from which the population has been removed, as at Fukushima and Chernobyl. More typically they constitute nuclear oases where nuclear facilities and communities co-exist in a state of mutual dependency extending down the generations. Read the Nuclear Monitor here.Continue reading
Margaret Harrington, host of “Nuclear Free Future,” with a Nuclear Disarmanent Day banner, August 6, Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Commemoration DayAs aired on “Nuclear Free Future” with Margaret Harrington (photo, left), on Channel 17, TownMeetig Televisio…Continue reading
Beyond Nuclear’s legal counsel, Diane Curran and Harmon Curran in Washington DC, and Mindy Goldstein of Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory U. in Atlanta GA, have appealed to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) against the May 7, 2019 …Continue reading
A good, indepth article in TC Palm, coming off our notice of intent to sue over failure to protect sea turtles at the St. Lucie nuclear plant (see next story below), challenged plant owner FPL’s claim that “The vast majority of the wildlife comes in he…Continue reading
Turtle Island Restoration Network and Beyond Nuclear filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for failing to protect endangered species from illegal intake and harm at the St. Lucie Nuclear Po…Continue reading
Davis-Besse, and the Great Lake Erie it directly threatens with radioactive contaminationThe Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that bankrupt FirstEnergy Nuclear’s proposed bailout of its dangerously age-degraded Davis-Besse (photo, left) and Perry atom…Continue reading
As of May 31, 2019, the nation’s operating nuclear power fleet will drop to 97 units with the permanent closure of the Pilgrim nuclear power station in Plymouth, MA. The Pilgrim closure further reduced the number of General Electric Mark I …Continue reading
A moving new film about U.S. Atomic Veterans and their own physical suffering and mental anguish. Screened by The Atlantic
The description from The Atlantic.
Nearly everyone who’s seen it and lived to tell the tale describes it the same way: a h…
The Davis-Besse atomic reactor, and the Great Lake, Erie, beyond, which it puts at ever increasing risk of radioactive catastropheBeyond Nuclear is thankful to our many friends and colleagues in Ohio for fighting the good fight against bailouts for dan…Continue reading
A big expose about corruption at Holtec on ProPublica today. Here’s the headline:
A False Anwer, A Big Political Connection and $260 Million In Tax Breaks.
Holtec International gave false answer in a 2014 New Jersey tax break application connected to p…
The Yucca dump zombie remains dead — for now anyway. Political cartoon by Jim Day of the Las Vegas Review Journal in 2010, when the Obama administration wisely cancelled the unsuitable proposal. 1987 marked the year of the Screw Nevada bill in Congres…Continue reading
Left to right, front row — Rose’s daugther Bridget, granddaughter Aubrey, Rose Gardner, daughter Jessica; back row — Beyond Nuclear’s Linda Gunter, Paul Gunter, Kevin Kamps. Photo by Molly Johnson.Rose Gardner of Alliance for Environmental Strategies…Continue reading
We ran an entry in our weekly email bulletin by that title a couple weeks ago. Here are some additional examples of the creative arts as a form of anti-nuclear activism: To the Village Square, a book by Lionel Delevingne; and the work of the Atomic Pho…Continue reading
From May 19-22, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability will hold its annual “DC Days.” Beyond Nuclear has been a proud ANA member group since our founding in 2007. A highlight of every DC Days is the awards ceremony. Beyond Nuclear gives the Dr. Judi…Continue reading
Beyond Nuclear was honored and privileged to speak at a May 13th congressional briefing, co-sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Natural Resources Defense Council, Nuclear Energy Information Service, Nuclear Information and Resource …Continue reading
Adi Roche, founder, Chernobyl Children International, Cork, Ireland, at the United Nations on Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day, April 26, 2019The second episode of the “Chernobyl” miniseries on HBO and Sky aired ear…Continue reading
As reported by CNN, Newsweek, WLWT Cincinnati, the ExchangeMonitor, and a growing number of news outlets, radioactive contaminants detected at the Zahn’s Corner Middle School in Pike County, Ohio, (see photo) located very near the U.S. Department o…Continue reading
If you are able to watch HBO’s “Chernobyl” drama series — and it’s possible to take a short-term HBO subscription, then cancel — Beyond Nuclear provides below some of our resources on the 1986 nuclear disaster.
CHERNOBYL THE FACTS Details on …
Post-meltdown “clean up” at Three Mile Island nuclear power plantBeyond Nuclear is honored and privileged to have been invited to speak at a May 13th congressional briefing, co-sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Natural Resources Defen…Continue reading
From left to right: Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear; Eric Epstein, Three Mile Island Alert (at podium); Paul Gunter, Beyond Nuclear. PA state capitol rotunda, October 2, 2018.Since 2012, a record-breaking eight atomic reactor permanent shutdowns have tak…Continue reading
NPR coverage.Continue reading
See the Beyond Nuclear press release, here.
See the Don’t Waste Michigan, et. al, press release here: “Public Interest Groups Denied Hearing on Holtec International’s Nuclear Waste Dump in New Mexico.”
See the Sierra Club press release here: “Federal N…
POWER STRUGGLE CONTINUES — Nuclear Power Series on Facebook Live in May
Free Speech TV will host POWER STRUGGLE CONTINUES, a four-part series of half-hour Facebook Live conversations about nuclear power, safety, waste, and environmental justice,…Continue reading
The 33rd “anniversary” of the world’s worst nuclear disaster is upon us as we remember the April 26, 1986 explosion and meltdown at Ukraine’s Chernobyl reactor. Many papers, books, and even a novel have been written about the Ch…Continue reading
As posted at Beyond Nuclear’s SUBSIDIES website subsection: Testimony of Beyond Nuclear, Before the Ohio House of Representatives – Energy Generation Subcommittee, Committee Meeting on Proposed H.B. No. 6 “Creates Ohio Clean Air Program.&rd…Continue reading
After Bloomberg ran an indepth story on just how unprepared US nuclear power plants are for the ravages of climate change — especially sea-level rise — Common Dreams did a follow-up piece with Beyond Nuclear’s Paul Gunter.
Among the shocking findings…
As we watched the storied Notre-Dame Cathedral burn in Paris this week, one theory about the fire’s cause was related to welding. The fire shocked France and the world. So should the admission of 66 defective welds found in key safety areas at the Flam…Continue reading
On April 10, James McGovern (D-MA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) of the US House of Representatives introduced a Resolution in Congress embracing the goals of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The Resolution largely …Continue reading
If you are in the DC area, there will be two screenings of Un Traductor (A Translator) along with post-screening discussions with the directors: Saturday, April 27 at the National Gallery of Art, 2:30pm, admission free; and Sunday, April 28, 12:30pm at…Continue reading
Free film showing: “La Fuga Radiactiva” (“The Radioactive Leak”) — a 30-minute, Spanish language (with English subtitles) drama, about a radioactive disaster at a centralized interim storage facility (CISF) for irradiated nuclear fuel (high-level …Continue reading
As reported by the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Crowe is featured in Robbie Leppzer’s documentary film, “Power Struggle.” (She, and Leppzer, are shown on the film poster, left.) Crowe and her affinity group, “Shut It Down!”, were a part of the broad grassr…
Please email your Senators or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Senators’ offices.
Urge them to redirect funds from futile new reactor research to clean, reliable and safer renewable energy.
Talking p…Continue reading
See Beyond Nuclear radioactive waste specialist Kevin Kamps’ power point presentation (as well as links to three short videos — posted under UPDATE — and an article, authored by Beyond Nuclear board president, Kay Drey, entitled “Mobile Meltdown: Thr…Continue reading
All of us at Beyond Nuclear were shocked and saddened to learn of the death on March 30th of Kitty Tucker.
Kitty was well known to those of us in the anti-nuclear movement through her tireless work as a lawyer on behalf of nuclear whistleblower Karen S…
For more information about POWER STRUGGLE, to host a screening in your local community or to order a DVD, Blu-ray or digital download or streaming, visit: www.PowerStruggleMovie.com.
And see this Free Speech TV link for additional info.:
Beyond Nuclear today issued a press release revealing how true health research into the impacts of the March 28, 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear disaster were suppressed and compromised by a court order.
TAKOMA PARK, MD — Residents around th…
As March 28, 2019 marks the 40th annual commemoration of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 meltdown near Harrisburg, PA, it is especially important to learn the lessons, and hear the cautionary tales, from survivors of that disaster — including what the…Continue reading
Residents living near one of Scotland’s two remaining operating nuclear power stations have been alarmed by proposals to re-start two reactors closed since March and October last year, both of which are showing a growing number of cracks in their…Continue reading
After two fatal crashes and considerable stalling, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) did, under pressure, finally ground the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. But when the American (General Electric) nuclear power reactors blew up and melted down at Fuk…Continue reading
As reported on the Thom Hartmann Program: The Fukushima Daiichi Disaster, although out of the news is still irradiating Japan, the Pacific Ocean and the world. Thom interviews Beyond Nuclear’s radioactive waste specialist, Kevin Kamps.
Watch the record…
A coalition of groups, including Japanese residents of London, UK, will be holding a series of events, as they do every year (and every Friday) to mark the anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. A march, rally, a vigil an…Continue reading
Teenager, Yumi, evacuated Fukushima City as a child. Now, after accompanying her mother to anti-nuclear protests, she has taken up the cause. In a letter to the world, she asks for an end to nuclear energy. She experienced “so much pain and sorrow” as …Continue reading
Date City produces peaches and dried persimmonsEight years after the Fukushima nuclear reactors exploded on Japan’s Northern coast, spewing radioactive particles into the air, across the land, and into the Pacific Ocean, the country continues to s…Continue reading
Beyond Nuclear Press Release
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Beyond Nuclear spokespeople: Paul Gunter, reactor operation risks and regulatory capture: 301-523-0201; Cindy Folkers, radiation exposures and human health: 240-354-4314; Kevin Kamps, …
An opinion column in the New York Times by Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof is but the latest in a growing collection of news stories questioning the Trump administration’s eagerness to transfer weapons-usable nuclear power technology to the re…Continue reading
On Feb. 22 & 23, 2019, Beyond Nuclear’s radioactive waste watchdog, Kevin Kamps, testified before the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Nuclear Decommissioning Engagement Panel (DCNDEP) in San Luis Obispo (SLO), California. The …Continue reading