Price-Anderson Act renewal hidden from public

ADVANCE Nuclear Act of 2023 (HR6544) with Price-Anderson renewal for 40 years passes US House floor vote  Bipartisan support to extend  severe accident liability protection to “inherently safe” new reactors? The “Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act”, also known as the “Price-Anderson Act” (PAA), is moving for renewal by Congress. The federal law to shield the…

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Breakdown of Bailouts at Holtec’s Palisades NPP

[Image: Design by Gene Case, Avenging Angels; the image graced the cover of The Nation magazine in 2003, accompanying an article by Christian Parenti about the George W. Bush/Dick Cheney nuclear power relapse.] Bailouts, giveaways, and subsidies, oh my! What are anti-nuke watchdogs to do, Todo? Summon tremendous heart, courage, and brains to fight back,…

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Rosatom — Putin’s Geopolitical Arm

The French energy corporation Framatome operates the German nuclear fuel facility in Lingen through its subsidiary Advanced Nuclear Fuels. Two years ago, the state-owned French energy company EDF attempted to collaborate with the similarly state-owned Russian nuclear energy group Rosatom in a joint fuel element production venture, but those plans were scuttled following the Russian…

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MARY OSBORN, PRESENTE!

MARY OSBORN (1943-2024), PRESENTE! Three Mile Island Botanist Passed on 2/19 Eric Epstein, executive director of Three Mile Island Alert (TMIA), shared with us the sad news that Mary Osborn has passed on. Mary was a long time member of TMIA. She gathered flowers, leaves and plants that show signs of mutations that reveal the negative impact of radiation on their growth and…

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Impacts to Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights from Uranium Exploitation, Feb. 28, 11am ET

Announcement from Susan Schuurman, Communications Manager, New Mexico Environmental Law Center: IACHR to Host Hearing on Impacts to Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights from Uranium Exploitation–Feb. 28th at 11am EST/9am MST IACHR GRANTS THEMATIC HEARING ON IMPACTS TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’  HUMAN RIGHTS FROM URANIUM EXPLOITATION Historic Hearing to be Held in Washington, D.C. Weds, Feb. 28th…

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Newest Nuke Nightmares at Palisades, 2022-Present

[Image: Yard sign design by Michigan Safe Energy Future-Kalamazoo Chapter and Shut Down Palisades Campaign; photo by Kevin Kamps] Below is a reverse (present day to past) chronological listing of Beyond Nuclear web posts about the Palisades zombie reactor restart scheme (and so-called “Small Modular Reactor” new builds scheme on the same tiny 432-acre site),…

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“Unbelievable” bailouts fund zombie nuke nightmares

[Image designed by Gene Case/Avenging Angels. The image was on the cover of The Nation magazine in 2003, accompanying an article by Christian Parenti about the George W. Bush/Dick Cheney nuclear power relapse.] In Stateline on February 12, 2024, Alex Brown published an article entitled “Federal money could supercharge state efforts to preserve nuclear power:…

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OH indictments in nuclear-bribery-for-bailouts conspiracy

On February 12, 2024, State of Ohio Attorney General, Dave Yost — flanked by Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh and Summit County Sheriff Kandy Fatheree — announced dozens of state felony indictments against two former FirstEnergy executives — Charles “Chuck” Jones, former CEO of FirstEnergy, and Michael Dowling, former FirstEnergy senior vice president of…

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“Our greatest fear” as uranium mining starts

“It is with heavy hearts that we must acknowledge that our greatest fear has come true,” read a statement from the Havasupai Tribal Council after learning that uranium mining has begun just south of the Grand Canyon. Energy Fuels Inc. says it has begun operations at its Pinyon Plain Mine and bluntly dismissed and disregarded…

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First SMR domino falls, potentially to start cascade

Same financial risks viewed as generic to entire reactor type The nuclear industry is rattled by an Opinion piece appearing in the January 31, 2024 edition of the energy trade journal Utility Dive. The article, astutely entitled “The collapse of NuScale’s project should spell the end for small modular nuclear reactors,” is an extensively documented…

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