How dangerous is tritium?
Beyond Nuclear is preparing a two-part (online) conference to examine the many aspects of tritium — how it is made, how it gets into the environment and why it is harmful. From proposed liquid releases from decommissioning nuclear plants in Massachusetts (Pilgrim) and New York (Indian Point)]; to the massive tritiated water release that Tepco…Read More
Mary Oscko in memoriam
Mary Oscko was a North St. Louis activist in the campaign to clean up Coldwater Creek from WWII Manhattan Project radiation contamination. She passed away on February 20, 2023 from stage 4 lung cancer despite never having smoked cigarettes. She was interviewed by Nuclear Hotseat host, Libbe Halevy, on February 20, 2016, at the Atoms Next Door…Read More
Zombie reactors really must be resisted!
Public Virtual Access to NRC-HOLTEC Meeting, Monday, March 20, beginning at 3pm ET: Webinar Webinar Link:https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MTU0MGFlZGItMmI1Yi00NGEwLTkwZjgtOGI0NTc1MWYxYWNh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22e8d01475-c3b5-436a-a065-5def4c64f52e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22f4d12ca8-cdab-400f-9cf0-e494b8ccd74c%22%7d Webinar Meeting Number:301-576-2978 Webinar Password:103 064 240# INTRODUCTION Dear Friends and Colleagues, In early February, Holtec International submitted a letter to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), regarding the company’s proposed, secretive scheme that they called a “regulatory pathway”…Read More
Voices from Japan
On this week’s edition of Nuclear Hotseat, Beverly Findlay-Kaneko provides an “on-the-ground in Japan” report on the current situation faced by people living with the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Beverly lived in Yokohama, Japan, for 20 years until March 2011. She worked at Yokohama National University and The Japan Times. Beverly…Read More
Watch Mark Jacobson on “No Miracles Needed” on saving climate
New Book by Professor Mark Jacobson, “No Miracles Needed: How Today’s Technology Can Save Our Climate and Clean Our Air.” Here is the link to watch the Samuel Lawrence Foundation First Friday Series webinar [1 hour:22 minutes:43 seconds], which aired live March 3, 2023 features Stanford University Professor Mark Jacobson who talks about his new…Read More
Dump and decommission
On this week’s Nuclear Hotseat, host Libbe HaLevy looks at the environmental toll of decommissioning in the US. Many of us are already up in arms at the Japanese government’s determination to dump more than 1 million tonnes of tritium-contaminated water from its destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. But similar…Read More
March 3 webinar: Mark Jacobson’s new book on saving climate
11:30 am PST/2:30 pm EST, Friday, March 3, 2023, Samuel Lawrence Foundation webinar: Mark Jacobson’s new book “No Miracles Needed: How Today’s Technology Can Save Our Climate and Clean Our Air” Two esteemed environmental leaders will discuss the existential threat of an accelerating climate change that Earth faces and how renewable energy, energy efficiency and…Read More
Derailed! What if it had been nuclear waste?
On February 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern train derailed near East Palestine, Ohio, near the border with Pennsylvania. About three dozen cars derailed overall, 11 of which were carrying hazardous material. As one resident said, “This is our Chernobyl.” While the materials on board were not radioactive, they still provide evidence that supports concerns about…Read More
A researcher looks at children, nuclear, cancer
Thyroid cancers among those young at the time of Fukushima are downplayed and denied in Japan According to research of the available studies, Beyond Nuclear’s Cindy Folkers and Linda Pentz Gunter, in their published peer-reviewed article in the British Medical Journal Pediatrics Open, noted the disproportionate harm to children as a result of exposure to…Read More
Decommissioning does not mean danger has passed
When nuclear power plants close, and the decommissioning process begins, there can be a false sense of security that the radioactive risks have evaporated. But Libbe HaLevy’s guests on this week’s Nuclear Hotseat set the record straight on that score. Cathy Iwane, co-founder of Coalition for Nuclear Safety , talks about the situation at the…Read More