Environmental Coalition Intervenes Against Palisades Zombie Reactor Restart

[Image above: Yard sign design by Michigan Safe Energy Future-Kalamazoo Chapter and Palisades Shutdown Campaign; photo by Kevin Kamps] PETITION TO INTERVENE AND REQUEST FOR ADJUDICATORY HEARING BY BEYOND NUCLEAR, DON’T WASTE MICHIGAN, AND MICHIGAN SAFE ENERGY FUTURE; PETITIONERS’ DECLARATIONS/APPENDICES 1-9 (Legal Standing Declarations of Environmental Coalition Groups and their Members and Supporters); PETITIONERS’ DECLARATION/APPENDIX…

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Resisting 20 More Years at Perry

Beyond Nuclear has joined with the Ohio Nuclear-Free Network to challenge Energy Harbor’s (formerly, FirstEnergy Nuclear) application for a 20-year license extension at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant, on the Lake Erie shore in Ohio, northeast of Cleveland (pictured above). If approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the 20-year extension would allow Perry…

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NEIS Statement on the Legislature’s Partial Repeal of Illinois’ Nuclear Construction Moratorium, and Embrace of Small Modular Reactors

Thank you to everyone who took action as we forwarded action alerts from Nuclear Energy Information Service of Chicago (NEIS) over the past many weeks. Unfortunately, despite NEIS and its supporters’ best efforts, the Illinois state legislature partially repealed the state’s nuclear construction moratorium. Ironically enough, the state legislature’s unwise move came at the very…

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Help defend new reactor moratorium!

See urgent action alert from David Kraft, director, Nuclear Energy Information Service of Chicago, below. If you reside in Illinois, please take action ASAP, and spread the word to everyone you know in Illinois. If you do not reside in Illinois, please forward this alert to folks you know there, ASAP. Kraft also got an…

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Expediting SMR Construction?!

[Here is an audio recording of the meeting described below, provided by Kraig Schultz of Michigan Safe Energy Future-Shoreline Chapter in Grand Haven, MI. Public statements begin at the 55 minute mark of the recording. They came from: Schultz, MSEF; Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear; Mary Lampert, Pilgrim Watch, Massachusetts; Jan Boudart, Nuclear Energy Information Service…

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NUKESPEAK: “Clean” hydrogen from nuclear?!

[Image: Front cover of the 1983 book NUKESPEAK, republished with a new introduction post-Fukushima.] Orwell is spinning so fast in his grave, he could be hooked up to a turbo-generator and qualify for clean energy production tax credits (a paraphrase of a 2006 joke by then-Congressman, now U.S. Senator, Ed Markey (Democrat-Massachusetts), about DOE nuclear…

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Yet ANOTHER nearly billion $ bailout at Palisades zombie reactor?!

On top of everything else already?! Crain’s Business Grand Rapids has reported that the Wolverine rural electric co-op, announced five weeks ago as a Power Purchase Agreement partner with Holtec in the Palisades zombie reactor restart scheme, seeks to cover 25% of its PPA costs with a federal bailout from the U.S. Department of Agriculture!…

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SOS: Nuclear power’s chilling legacy

The San Onofre Syndrome (SOS), more than a decade in the making, had its world premiere on October 8 and won the Awareness Film Festival’s Documentary Feature Grand Jury Award (out of 100 documentary entries.) This is a great honor and bodes well for the future reach of the film. Many more screenings are being…

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