President Biden launches next nuclear fool’s errand

Congress and the White House have launched their next fool’s errand chasing after even more nuclear power mirages. US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm acknowledged it in her “victory lap” around the only two Westinghouse AP1000 units to finish construction and finally connect to the electric grid in Georgia—11 years behind schedule and well over $20+…

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PALISADES ZOMBIE REACTOR: Action Alert on Environmental Scoping

[Yard sign design by Michigan Safe Energy Future-Kalamazoo Chapter, and Shut Down Palisades Campaign; photo by Kevin Kamps] {Holtec’s attempt to restart the closed Palisades atomic reactor is unprecedented — but the scheme has already led other nuclear reactor operating companies to recently float trial balloons as well, such as at Three Mile Island Unit…

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Karl Grossman receives Antioch College’s Horace Mann Award

Karl Grossman, a founding member of the board of directors of Beyond Nuclear, has received the Horace Mann Award from the Antioch College Alumni Association on Friday, June 28, 2024. Karl gave a talk about the nuclear menace in a presentation at the event. Karl received the award at a ceremony at Antioch‘s Yellow Springs, Ohio…

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Holtec appeals to SCOTUS re: NM nuke waste dump

[Tee shirt design by Noel Marquez, Alliance for Environmental Strategies (AFES)] As posted at its website, Holtec International has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, regarding its highly radioactive waste dump targeted at New Mexico. See Holtec’s Writ of Cert., here. See the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s closely industry-allied Writ of Cert., here. Holtec is…

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Extending reactor licenses under a 385 foot dam?

On June 24, 2024, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Atomic Safety Licensing Board (ASLB) heard Beyond Nuclear and Sierra Club South Carolina Chapter’s (the Petitioners) oral arguments on the admissibility of three contentions that scrutinize the environmental qualification of the Subsequent License Renewal (SLR) of Duke Energy’s three unit Oconee nuclear power station for 60…

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“Congress’s Nuclear Addiction”

Karl Grossman, professor of journalism at State University of New York/College at Old Westbury, Beyond Nuclear board member, and author of many books and articles, has just published an article in Counterpunch: “Congress’s Nuclear Addiction.” As Grossman states: The “ADVANCE Act,” a bill to promote nuclear power, was passed 88-to-2 by the U.S. Senate last…

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White House nuclear hypocrisy on EJ

In light of the White House’s hypocrisy in both supporting nuclear power while simultaneously claiming to care about Environmental Justice (EJ) in the context of addressing the climate crisis, Beyond Nuclear submitted the following comments to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. June 18, 2024 To: The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC)…

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Confronting rising nuclear tensions

If you missed the panel presentation and discussion hosted by Veterans for Peace — Nuclear Power and Weapons in a Time of Rising Tensions — you can watch it here. The speakers featured Linda Pentz Gunter of Beyond Nuclear, William Hartung of the Quincy Institute, and Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group.

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U.S. Senate passes pro-nuclear ADVANCE Act, 88 to 2

To paraphrase investigative reporter Greg Palast, it seems Congress is “the best that money can buy,” regarding the influence of nuclear industry lobbying and campaign contributions on its legislating. Thanks to all who took action to try to prevent this horrible outcome. But alas, we lost — very badly. On June 18, 2024, the United…

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Expose or explode? Victims again of a nuclear conundrum

In a conundrum of their own making, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) wants to vent radioactive tritium gas to surrounding communities — under-resourced communities that have already suffered from past exposures and are burdened by legacy contamination, some of it remaining hidden until recently. Currently, the tritium waste is stored in long-neglected containers, subject to…

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