Action Alert for Michiganders: Urge Your State Senator & Representative to Block another $150 Million of State Taxpayer-Funded Bailouts for Palisades Zombie Atomic Reactor Restart!

[“Burning money” image by Gene Case/Avenging Angels. It graced the cover of The Nation magazine in 2003, accompanying an article by Christian Parenti about the Bush/Cheney administration’s nuclear power relapse.] ***Urgent Action Alert*** Urge Your Michigan State Senator & Representative to Block another $150 Million of State Taxpayer-Funded Bailouts for Palisades Zombie Atomic Reactor Restart!…

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Australian unions pan nuclear plan

Press release from the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Dutton’s dangerous nuclear fantasy will cost workers, says ACTU The ACTU condemns Peter Dutton’s election promise of building nuclear power plants as ‘dangerous’ and ‘costly’ for Australian workers. Today, the Coalition proposed seven nuclear power sites covering five states: Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South…

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Danger downwind

From Common Dreams: (Note: the Senate has since passed the ADVANCE Act with only Ed Markey and Bernie Sanders voting against it.) Scientists Say Senate Bill Will Endanger People ‘Living Downwind’ of Nuclear Plants “This is not about making the reactor licensing process more efficient, but about weakening safety and security oversight across the board,…

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BACKGROUND INFO. ON HOLTEC’S ZOMBIE REACTOR RESTART, AND “SMALL MODULAR REACTOR” NEW BUILD, SCHEMES ON THE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE

[Yard sign design by Michigan Safe Energy Future-Kalamazoo Chapter and Shut Down Palisades Campaign; photo by Kevin Kamps] Backgrounder, posted in PDF format with functioning hot links to cited documents. This backgrounder complements a June 14, 2024 action alert focused on preventing yet another $150 million bailout by the State of Michigan for the Palisades…

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Long-serving Holtec advisory board member indicted on racketeering in New Jersey

[Photo: George Norcross (center) sits in the front row before a press conference where New Jersey Attorney General Matt Platkin (not pictured) announced corruption charges against him in Trenton, New Jersey, on June 17, 2024. | Daniel Han/POLITICO] As reported by Politico, George E. Norcross III (pictured above), a New Jersey Democratic Party kingmaker and…

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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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