PALISADES ZOMBIE REACTOR: Action Alert on Environmental Scoping

[Yard sign design by Michigan Safe Energy Future-Kalamazoo Chapter, and Shut Down Palisades Campaign; photo by Kevin Kamps] {Holtec’s attempt to restart the closed Palisades atomic reactor is unprecedented — but the scheme has already led other nuclear reactor operating companies to recently float trial balloons as well, such as at Three Mile Island Unit…

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Holtec appeals to SCOTUS re: NM nuke waste dump

[Tee shirt design by Noel Marquez, Alliance for Environmental Strategies (AFES)] As posted at its website, Holtec International has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, regarding its highly radioactive waste dump targeted at New Mexico. See Holtec’s Writ of Cert., here. See the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s closely industry-allied Writ of Cert., here. Holtec is…

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U.S. Senate passes pro-nuclear ADVANCE Act, 88 to 2

To paraphrase investigative reporter Greg Palast, it seems Congress is “the best that money can buy,” regarding the influence of nuclear industry lobbying and campaign contributions on its legislating. Thanks to all who took action to try to prevent this horrible outcome. But alas, we lost — very badly. On June 18, 2024, the United…

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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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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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ISP and DOJ/NRC appeal to SCOTUS on TX CISF

On June 13, 2024, Interim Storage Partners, LLC (ISP) today appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) regarding its highly radioactive waste consolidated interim storage facility (CISF). ISP faced a 90-day deadline to appeal to SCOTUS, in response to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (New Orleans) ruling last March that…

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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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