The “rap” on Holtec

(Tee shirt design by Noel Marquez, co-founder, Alliance for Environmental Strategies, southeastern New Mexico) See Beyond Nuclear’s annotated bibliography entitled “Radioactive Skeletons in Holtec’s Closet.” See Nancy Vann of Safe Energy Rights Group’s “rap sheet” on Holtec. (Note that Holtec and SNC-Lavalin “divorced” some years ago. But their brief “marriage” as a nuclear power plant…

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Don’t Waste Michigan, et al. & Sierra Club Final Briefs in Beyond Nuclear v. NRC (Holtec CISF, NM federal appeal, D.C. Circuit)

PETITIONERS’ [FINAL] OPENING BRIEF (Jan. 23, 2024); PETITIONERS’ [FINAL] REPLY BRIEF (Jan. 23, 2024). These combined coalition briefs were filed jointly by SIERRA CLUB, and DON’T WASTE MICHIGAN et al., including CITIZENS’ ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION (of New York), CITIZENS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION (of Michigan), NUCLEAR ENERGY INFORMATION SERVICE (of Illinois), SAN LUIS OBISPO MOTHERS…

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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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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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10 years since “impossible” WIPP leak

[Image of smoke billowing from the WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, a repository for nuclear weapons complex transuranic waste) underground in February 2014. This industrial fire — caused by an unmaintained vehicle in the underground — led to a mass evacuation of underground WIPP workers. Around two-dozen were hospitalized due to smoke inhalation, including one…

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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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Beyond Nuclear v. NRC: our day in court against Holtec’s CISF in NM!

[Tee shirt design, above, by Noel Marquez, co-founder of Alliance for Environmental Strategies (AFES), southeastern New Mexico.] After many long, hard-fought years, Beyond Nuclear will finally get its day in court against the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) approval of the construction and operation license for the single largest high-level radioactive waste dump on Earth…

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