U.S. Installed Solar Capacity to Surpass Nuclear Power in Three Years

According to a review of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) report “Energy Infrastructure Update for August 2021” performed by the Sun Day Campaign, the federal agency is forecasting that the nation’s installed utility-scale solar power generating capacity will surpass nuclear power generating capacity within three years. Sun Day further reveals the report’s finding…

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Reference Girl: She is needed for now

As a health protection model, Reference Girl will afford more protection to our entire population fairly easily under the current regulatory regime. However, she cannot represent the totality of the exposure damage to our entire lifecycle. For that, we would need a Reference Fetus, a more complicated standard and one that would better account for…

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Reference Girl: Questions worth asking

What are common sources of ionizing radiation? Why do radiation regulators create and use a Reference Individual? What reference individual does our (US) government use now? How is the Reference Individual used? Why change the Reference? Reference Girl is a project to improve protection for everyone (our species) from ionizing radiation. Please see this short…

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Vladimir Slivyak of Ecodefense in Russia wins Right Livelihood Award!

Vladimir Slivyak [pictured] is one of Russia’s most committed and knowledgeable environmentalists, who has been spearheading important grassroots campaigns against environmentally damaging practices for decades. He has stopped projects related to the exploitation of fossil fuels, the use of nuclear power and coal, and the shipment of radioactive waste from abroad. As co-chairman and co-founder…

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Low dose radiation panel: Please register to attend, comment

The National Academies is hosting another public meeting this Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 11 AM -5:45 PM ET to examine how to move forward on low dose radiation research. Please register and attend what you can. The public comment time is from 5:30-5:45 PM. The first meeting was hosted on July 21, 2021 and…

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Groups intervene on Oconee relicensing

Beyond Nuclear and Sierra Club have intervened in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) review of Duke Energy’s application requesting a second twenty-year license extension (60- to 80-years) for the three-unit Oconee nuclear generating station near Seneca, South Carolina. The groups have requested a public hearing before an Atomic Safety Licensing Board based largely on an…

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Thunderbird spring 2018

  The Spring 2018 edition of The Thunderbird — Chernobyl: The Facts — debunks the propaganda that downplays and dismisses the seriousness of the April 26, 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine. We expose why Chernobyl health figures from the World Health Organization cannot be trusted and examine the very real and long-lasting damage caused by Chernobyl to…

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Michigan Dams Fail Near Midland

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Fortunately, the Midland commercial nuclear power plant was never fired up, so there is no radioactive contamination there, nor high-level radioactive waste in on-site storage. Dr. Mary Sinclair, a co-founder and co-leader of Don’t Waste Michigan*, helped lead the successful resistance to the Midland nuclear power plant, way back in the 1970s and 1980s. The reason…

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