The National Academy of Sciences Nuclear Radiation and Studies Board is hosting a workshop to discuss establishing a registry for long-term health monitoring following radiological emergencies in the U.S. The public can register to attend either in …Continue reading
As reported by the Washington Post.
Here is a link to the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee report itself.
See more info., and Beyond Nuclear commentary, at our Nuclear Weapons website section.
Graphic: US NRC High Energy Arc FaultTwo relatively recent accidents at operating US atomic power plants have once again spotlighted how a lack of understanding of fire hazards contribute to risk uncertainty and potentially the next nuclear meltdown. …Continue reading
In an op-ed published by the Washington Post, Cindy McCain (widow of Republican U.S. Senator John McCain from Arizona), and Mark Udall (former Democratic U.S. Senator frm Colorado), have called for protection of the Grand Canyon from uranium mining.Continue reading
As reported by the Washington Post, the solar-powered Mars rover “Opportunity” lasted not for the 90-day design life, but for 5,111 days.Continue reading
As reported by Deadline.
HBO features not only nuclear-themed historical dramas, but also documentaries, such as “Atomic Homefront” about radioactive waste crises in St. Louis, MO, and “Indian Point: Imaging the Unimaginable,” about reactor security ri…
As reported by Naomi Klein at The Intercept.
Klein provides compelling comparisons and contrasts between the New Deal of Fraklin Delano Roosevelt, and the Green New Deal of Democrats U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, and U.S. Senator …
Alfred C. Meyer of Physicians for Social Responsibility [and his 15-year old, 7-pound Maltese atomic watchdog, Clara] and Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist of Beyond Nuclear, talk with host Margaret Harrington about the need to abolish nuclea…Continue reading
GOD’S RIVER is a short documentary film created by Mark Isaac and Gabriela Bulisova as part of their work in Ukraine supported by a Fulbright grant. Energy producers and environmentalists agree that climate change has significantly reduced …Continue reading
When Beyond Nuclear submitted comments on EPA’s proposed transparency rule (the agency’s bid to make regulations of pollutants less protective) we were told the EPA’s attack on science-based protections wouldn’t includ…Continue reading
Credit: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionOn February 4, 2019, the Ann Arbor City Council in Southeast Michigan unanimously passed a municipal resolution calling on the State and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to upgrade radiological disa…Continue reading
This week, two stories on Beyond Nuclear International juxtapose the transformative beauty of Earth from space and our home in the universe, with President Trump’s latest move toward war in space. Bella Gaia, Kenji Williams’ breathtaking creation, is a…Continue reading
A comprehensive report — in English — has been published by Greenpeace France, taking an in-depth look at the growing, unending and unsolved problem of radioactive waste. A team of experts reviewed the radioactive waste situation in Belgium, France, …Continue reading
In a move that will still make nuclear war in Europe more likely, the US is today expected to suspend its compliance with the INF Treaty (Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed by the US and then USSR in 1987) — rather than withdraw from it…Continue reading
See links to extensive news coverage, as well as to the State of Nevada’s lawsuit filings opposed to the weapons-grade plutonium shipments.Continue reading
On January 24, 2019, a majority of five voting members of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rolled back more than seven years of the agency’s technical study on the hazards and lessons learned for US reactors from Japan’s F…Continue reading
Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) — above right — and Representative Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) today reintroduced their bill that would stop the President of the United States from authorizing a nuclear first strike without congression…
See the press release re: an environmental coalition’s (including Beyond Nuclear) effort to halt Holtec International and Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance from “temporarily storing” 173,600 metric tons of highly radioactive waste in New Mexico, 2.5 times the a…Continue reading
See the press release. See the media coverage. See a summary of the legal opposition to Holtec International’s and Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance’s proposed centralized interim storage facility for 173,600 metric tons of highly radioactive irradiated nuclear…Continue reading
As reported by the New York Times. Note that the Nevada National Security Site (formerly known as the Nevada Test Site) is located near the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste dump in Nevada.Continue reading
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Both Americans and Canadians live inside the emergency planning zone of Michigan’s Fermi-2 nuclear power plant, the biggest Fukushima design reactor in the world. Yet, while Canadians are provided potassium-iodide (KI) in the event of a severe accident…Continue reading
By Karl Grossman:
Beginning to fill in his declaration of last year about turning space into a war zone and establishing a U.S. Space Force, President Trump was at the Pentagon last week promoting a plan titled “Missile Defense Review.”
The Hitachi board has pulled the plug on a proposed two-reactor nuclear project in Wales after mounting costs proved the ultimate deterrent to the unwelcome nuclear plan. Technically, the Wylfa B nuclear power plant on the island of Anglesey is “frozen…Continue reading
From NPR’s 1a: “Greg Jaczko was the lead regulator of nuclear power in the United States from 2009-2012. In that role, he advocated for tough nuclear power safety regulations.
But in his new book, Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator, he writes he …
A decade after starting his one-man mission to get solar lighting to Ethiopian villages, Samson Tsegaye Lemma and his team have constructed solar projects in four villages, distributed over 35,000 solar systems throughout the country, and trained …Continue reading
Legal counsel for Beyond Nuclear (Diane Curran, of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg, & Eisenberg, L.L.P. of Washington, D.C.; and Mindy Goldstein and Caroline Reiser of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, G…Continue reading
Opposition to consolidated interim storage facilities (CISF) for irradiated nuclear fuel, targeted at the Southwest, persists. On Dec. 17, a coalition of environmental groups defended their legal standing, and dozens of legal and technical contenti…Continue reading
Yucca Mountain, NevadaCongressional Republicans, such as U.S. Rep. Fred Upton from southwestern Michigan, have been trying hard to attach a rider to year-end budget legislation to keep the federal government operational, that would fund Yucca Mou…Continue reading
In response to a request by 76 environmental groups, including Beyond Nuclear, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted until January 9, 2019 for the public to comment on the agency’s proposal to deregulate high-level radioactive wastes, and all…Continue reading
Un Special Rapporteur, Baskut Tuncak, who has already criticized Japan’s treatment of Fukushima “cleanup” workers, has urged Japan not to force Fukushima evacuees back to the accident zone, especially women and chidren. In delivering his report to the …Continue reading
“How many times have you heard people say ‘I would much rather not have nuclear power but we need it to combat climate change’?” asks British activist, Linda Walker.
She writes: “This claim has been made so many times by the nuclear industr…
Beyond Nuclear is requesting that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) convene a public hearing and legal intervention into Exelon Generation’s application to extend the operations of its two-unit Peach Bottom nuclear power station in Del…Continue reading
The Woolsey fire in California was 100% contained as of November 21 after burning for nearly two weeks.
In the wake of the Woolsey fire, people in areas surrounding the contaminated Santa Susanna Field Laboratory site (SSFL) — just north of Los Angele…
No compensation, no medals, no recognition. That was the story of America’s atomic vets who served — and were exposed to radiation — in the Pacific during Cold War US atomic testing. Still today, those vets are told their illnesses don’t qualify for …Continue reading
The tiny island of Ebeye in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, has a total area of 0.36 square kilometres and is home to over 15,000 people, most of whom were moved there from nearby islands because of a US Army missile range-testing program that was l…Continue reading
French energy minister Francois De Rugy has cast doubt on the construction of additional European pressurised reactor (EPR) nuclear reactors in France in an interview on French radio station Europe 1 on Sunday. The outlook for the French…Continue reading
EDF, the embattled French nuclear utility, will soon initiate a series of “exhibitions in schools and colleges in the East of England, “to talk about the positive impact the project” a proposed new reactor at the Sizewell site would have “on skill…Continue reading
On 20 November 2018, the House of Representatives adopted three motions that call on the Dutch government to give substance to its commitment to actively work towards a world without nuclear weapons. In the coalition agreement of 2017, the government p…Continue reading
Beyond Nuclear has produced two, short, accessible handbooks that are available to order. These booklets can be found on our Beyond Nuclear International website at this link: https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/handbook/
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The Woolsey fire’s suspected (not yet confirmed) starting point, about 1000 yards from the 1959 reactor meltdownPlease sign the petition. Listen to Nuclear Hotseat episode #386.
For decades the community around Santa Susanna Field Laboratory (SSFL), ju…
First it was UK’s SSE that headed for the exit. Then it was Spain’s Ibderola who bolted. After that France’s GDF Suez (renamed Engie) bowed out. Then KEPCO briefly entered and left. And today, Toshiba, the owner of the ill-fated nuclear power project i…Continue reading
Mary Lou Dauray is a California painter and world traveler who had specialized in landscapes. But melting glaciers, the site of coal-laden rail cars, and the news of the Fukushima nuclear disaster disturbed that tranquility. Her subject matter now refl…Continue reading
Villagers are suffering debilitating illnesses, animals die and crops wither. Yet tailings waste from the nearby uranium mine continues to be dumped into waterways. The toxic mess that is India’s uranium mining industry has gone on for decades. Two jou…Continue reading
Rail-sized cask shipment of highly radioactive irradiated nuclear fuel.The nuclear power industry, and its friends in government, have proposed multiple dump-sites for high-level radioactive waste out West — permanent burial at Yucca Mountain, Nevada,…Continue reading
Algerians were not properly warned of the dangers after France’s misgoverned nuclear bomb-testing campaign of the early 1960s, which vitrified vast tracts of desert with heat and plutonium and left a legacy of uncontained radiation that is still …Continue reading
Read about the extraordinary and inspiring life and work of Karipbek Kuyukov this week on Beyond Nuclear International. Kuyukov this week won the Nuclear-Free Future Award. He dedicates his life to educating the world about the terrible toll of atomic …Continue reading
Alec Baldwin kicks off the latest “Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman” program blasting the nuclear power industry as “criminal” and being like the tobacco and gun industries in not caring about killing people. They “want …Continue reading
The International Uranium Film Festival, which travels the globe each year showcasing films of every genre about every facet of nuclear power and nuclear weapons, will be back at Window Rock November 29-December 1. It will then go on to Flagstaff, Ariz…Continue reading
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation president, David Krieger, writing this week on Beyond Nuclear International, asks whether all the many disarmament and peace treaties have actually worked? There have been positive steps, like the UN Ban Treaty, the relaunc…Continue reading