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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The voice for her community

This week is the 13th anniversary edition of Nuclear Hotseat. Host, Libbe HaLevy invited 2023 Nuclear-Free Future Award winner, Hinamoeura Cross (pictured by Adam Stoltman) to describe her efforts to seek justice for her people in French Polynesia who were subjected to 193 atomic tests inflicted on them by the colonialist French government. CLICK HERE…

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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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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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Plutonium still endangers area around Rocky Flats

Recent air filter samples were found contaminated with plutonium from Rocky Flats in Colorado. The samples were taken after a gale-force wind event where dirt was visibly moving in the air.  ” ‘Plutonium was unequivocally detected in the two …air filters… plutonium was detected in all six of the … samples.” There are trails, National…

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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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RECA REMINDER: Expand the Act!

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Your urgent action is needed. Tell Congress to expand and extend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). Extending RECA is necessary before the program sunsets, June 7 of this year. Expanded RECA would add New Mexico downwinders and post-1971 uranium miners/workers to the fund for the first time along with other states/territories including Arizona, Colorado,…

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Nuclear war webinar: Bestselling author Annie Jacobsen

Back from the Brink is hosting a virtual conversation with Annie Jacobsen (pictured), investigative journalist and bestselling author of Nuclear War: A Scenario. The webinar is on Wednesday, May 29 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Register here. Beyond Nuclear is a co-sponsor. In her latest book, Jacobsen examines the reality of what would unfold in…

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FREE Screening NOW: First We Bombed New Mexico May 17-19

First We Bombed New Mexico is the untold and tragic story of Trinity, the world’s first nuclear bomb. Register to view the film for free between May 17 and 19. Detonated in New Mexico before the bombing of Hiroshima, it is a story of government betrayal with tragic consequences. “Thousands of New Mexicans – mostly…

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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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