Full 5th Circuit Court Upholds Victory against Texas Nuke Waste Dump

On March 14, 2024, the full panel of 16 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, in New Orleans, by a 9 to 7 vote, upheld the August 2023 ruling by a 3-judge panel, nullifying the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) September 2021 license approval for Interim Storage Partners, LLC’s (ISP)…

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New Backgrounders about Palisades & Big Rock Point!

[Yard sign design by Michigan Safe Energy Future-Kalamazoo Chapter and Palisades Shutdown Campaign; photo by Kevin Kamps] Beyond Nuclear’s radioactive waste specialist, Kevin Kamps, has published three new backgrounders about the closed for good Palisades atomic reactor (Covert Township, near South Haven), and its sibling closed reactor site, the decommissioned Big Rock Point (Hayes Township,…

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NRC Cites Holtec for Improper Use of Decommissioning Trust Funds

Holtec Decommissioning International has misspent money from the decommissioning trust funds at all four nuclear plants it owns, using it to pay for activities like parades and softball games when federal regulations restrict the use to decommissioning of the reactors and cleaning up the contaminated sites. As reported by Christine Legere in the Provincetown Independent…

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Oral Arguments, Beyond Nuclear v. NRC: Report Back

[Tee shirt design by Noel Marquez, co-founder, Alliance for Environmental Strategies, southeastern New Mexico. The design features New Mexico’s state colors of gold and turqoise, the Zia Pueblo Sun symbol, and the shape of the state.] On March 5th, opponents appealing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) approval of Holtec International’s license application for highly…

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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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