Radiation Exposure Compensation Act expires

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act that provided financial compensation for atomic test downwinders in three states and pre-1971 uranium miners, expired on June 10 after attempts to extend as well as expand the bill to include more states and affected communities were killed by the Republican House leadership. Despite passing the Senate with bi-partisan support,…

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Enviro Close-Up: The New Nuclear Push, Part 2

Enviro Close-Up is hosted by author, investigative journalist, nuclear watchdog, and founding Beyond Nuclear board of directors member, Karl Grossman. Here is the write up for “The New Nuclear Push, Part 2” (see Part 1, here): Enviro Close-Up #690, The New Nuclear Push with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, Part 2: The program starts off…

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Legal clash over dumping ban in NY

An article in The New Lede delineates the legal struggle between the anti-dumping law passed in New York last August, and the lawsuit filed by company Holtec. Holtec payed a 5 million dollar fine to the neighboring state of New Jersey to avoid criminal prosecution, and wants to dump the radioactive isotope tritium into the…

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Johnson pulls gutted RECA bill

Update: US House Speaker Mike Johnson has pulled his watered-down version of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act that would have extended the bill past its June 7th expiration date but omitted key constituents. A vote will no longer be held on Johnson’s so-called “clean” (read “cheaper”) version of the RECA extension. Lawmakers from Missouri, in…

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“Terrible news”

Legislation banning Russian uranium imports should have been a driver to phase out nuclear power. Instead, the new bill will further victimize Native American communities with US uranium mining expansion. The bill signed by President Biden last week adds uranium to the list of fossil fuel imports now banned from Russia due to its war…

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UNSUNG HERO: Johnsrud Award to Wally Taylor

Beyond Nuclear will award the 2024 Dr. Judith H. Johnsrud “Unsung Hero” Award to Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based environmental attorney Wally Taylor. The award will be presented by the inaugural recipient of the Johnsrud Award in 2014, Diane D’Arrigo of NIRS. Johnsrud, D’Arrigo, and Taylor share the special connection of working very hard for many decades…

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Resisting Holtec’s nuclear relapse

[Yard sign design by Michigan Safe Energy Future-Kalamazoo Chapter and Palisades Shut Down Campaign; photo by Kevin Kamps.] Will Wade published an article in Bloomberg on May 8, 2024. It is entitled “The Company Preaching Americ’as Nuclear Revival: Holtec got its start making storage casks for radioactive waste. Now it wants to power the next…

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ANA DC Days evening events, May 20-22

The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability is excited to announce its lineup of evening events during the annual DC Days. Please read on below. (It is still not too late to register to attend DC Days as well!) —————————————————————————————- A special aspect of these evening events is the opportunity to invite friends and allies from the…

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