FREE Screening NOW: First We Bombed New Mexico May 17-19

First We Bombed New Mexico is the untold and tragic story of Trinity, the world’s first nuclear bomb. Register to view the film for free between May 17 and 19. Detonated in New Mexico before the bombing of Hiroshima, it is a story of government betrayal with tragic consequences. “Thousands of New Mexicans – mostly…

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Stark warnings about reviving nuclear energy

Stephanie Cooke, author of “In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age,”  and a former editor of Nuclear Intelligence Weekly, has written an opinion piece (free with email) in the New York Times on how nuclear power will likely continue to fail us as we attempt to address our climate crisis: “World leaders…

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Nuclear industry avoiding accountability for climate crisis impacts

An April 23, 2024 article published by the Yale School of the Environment probes the nuclear industry’s effort to extend the operating licenses of its aging atomic power stations while avoiding accountability to the cost and risks associated with doing business in an accelerating climate crisis. Author James Dinneen asks “Can aging US nuclear power…

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National security risks grow with new nuclear energy

“Proliferation of nuclear weapons, nuclear terrorism, sabotage, coercion and military operations – these [national security] risks associated with nuclear energy can all be expected to grow as countries seek to implement their new nuclear energy objectives, according to a new report [“New Nuclear Energy: Assessing the National Security Risks,”] published today by George Washington University’s…

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Renewables exceed electricity demand

Mark Z. Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and author of No Miracles Needed: How Today’s Technology Can Save Our Climate and Clean Our Air, has written a piece in Scientific American delineating the renewable revolution happening in California. He states: “California has hit record-breaking milestones in renewable electricity generation, showing…

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Save the Hudson River from Holtec’s Radioactive Wastewater Dumping!

[Photo from a past Indian Point NRC public meeting, which helped achieve the shutdowns for good at Unit 2 in 2020, and Unit 3 in 2021.] Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer at Fairewinds, to speak at New York State Department of Public Service Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board’s Thursday, April 25, 2024 Meeting, 6-8:30pm, re: Holtec’s…

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Uranium mining and increased disease

Research on uranium mine sites lead by Johnnye Lewis, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, College of Pharmacy, is summarized in this slide deck. Among the researchers’ conclusions: Substantial exposures to uranium and mixed metals in Indian Country — many linked to Cold War Weapons Development — create the “Perfect storm: DNA damage…

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Systemic cover-up: New book profiles radiation risks and scientists

The Scientists Who Alerted us to Radiation’s Dangers by Ian Fairlie, PhD and Beyond Nuclear’s Cindy Folkers, MS, has just been published by The Ethics Press. The book profiles 23 radiation scientists over the previous half-century or so, who revealed that radiation risks were higher than thought, but who were victimized by governments and the…

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Webinar: Harms from uranium mining

WEBINAR: URANIUM MINING Harm to Indigenous communities Beyond Nuclear and the UK’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, will co-host a webinar on April 11, from 1:30pm-2:30pm Eastern US time on the harm to communities — most often Indigenous — from uranium mining. Carletta Tilousi, from the Havasupai Tribal Council —Guardians of the Grand Canyon will talk…

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