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Sierra Club Tool Kit, intended for GND and useful for COB!

Sierra club has an excellent toolkit at the Q below.  They are suggesting things that could lead to a real gra inss roots movement.  Included are “drop by visits”  if you can’t  get an official visit, taking a small gift of flowers or a plant to symbolize the Green New Deal, taking a selfie of your...

Plymouth League of Women Voters sends letter of protest to NRC

Entergy, the license holder for Indian Point, wants to sell to Holtec for the decommissioning of Indian Point.   The company has run into opposition in its bid to decommission Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts. They are planning an accelerated decommissioning schedule, something the company has never tried before and have proposed the same practice for...

Nuclear waste stranded at Indian Point as feds search for permanent solution

What will happen to Indian Point spent nuclear fuel rods? Thomas Zambito for lohud reports. Ricky Flores/Frank Becerra Jr./lohud The bold plan to rid the nation’s nuclear power plants of spent fuel that’s been piling up for decades is spelled out, down to the tiniest of details, in a 2002 Department of Energy report that took...

Indian Point Nuclear Waste Moved to New, Dry Home

Nuclear waste may not have found a permanent resting place, but 32 bundles of spent fuel rods from the Indian Point 2 plant in Westchester County have found a home suitable for at least the next few decades — a steel and concrete cask surrounded by razor wire, floodlights and surveillance cameras about 300 feet...
Resist the latest Mobile Chernobyl bill in Congress

Resist the latest Mobile Chernobyl bill in Congress

Dear Tom, Vigilance needed against nuclear snake oil salesmen! The nuclear power industry’s PR machine has long tried to cynically hitch its wagon to the climate crisis. As but one recent example, WAMU (NPR’s Washington, D.C. station) has been, yet again, running regular Nuclear Energy Institute, NuScale (a so-called Small Modular Reactor vendor), and other...
Resistance urgently needed against the Mobile Chernobyl bill, H.R. 2699, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019

Resistance urgently needed against the Mobile Chernobyl bill, H.R. 2699, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019

This is so serious.  It could mean that Holtec could legally ship fuel rods from Indian Point to their New Mexico site.  This is the strongest push yet by the industry for interim storage.  It mus be stopped! Please read this prior to Convergence to help inform our strategy discussion. If you are not coming...

2019 Regional Nuclear Decommissioning Forum

Thursday, October 10, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.Hendrick Hudson Free Library,185 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose, NY 10548 Welcoming Remarks: NYS Assemblymember Sandy Galef;  Westchester County Executive, George Latimer (invited) Panel of Representatives of Nuclear Reactor Communities:    Moderator:  Catherine Borgia, Westchester County Legislator.  Panelist will be asked about the status of decommissioning at the facilities in their community,...
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NRC MEETING THIS WED. On COB

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rGUZMUUt7BJciHKY8 The NRC meeting will focus on what a citizens board should look like.  A copy of the of the one developed by Convergence parteners is posted on the IPSEC website. We need a board that is legislated by the state so that it cannot disappear at the whim of local politicians. It must represent...
Letter To The Editor: Climate Change Demands Action Now

Letter To The Editor: Climate Change Demands Action Now

The author of the letter is a co-founder of Safe Energy Rights Group. Right here, right now, the climate crisis is jeopardizing our economy, our health, and our security. Climate change is costing the United States $240 billion from extreme weather and fossil fuel pollution. Meanwhile, renewable energy is growing by leaps and bounds! Right...

NRC gets an earful about citizens’ panels

Thank you Ray Shadis for this report on what happened at the NRC meeting on citizen advisory panels in Vermont.  Our meeting is coming up  on Wednesday, October 2 at 6 pm, and the issues are the same.   Marilyn The Commons – Brattleboro, Vermont Posted on Google September 18, 2019 News NRC gets an earful about citizens’...

Town Hall meeting on Climate Change and rural voters

Many thanks to Michel Lee for this information.  She has created what is essentially a table of contents to the CNN climate program.  Her synopis of speakers is followed by sources and reports that the speakers used.  It is a brilliant piece of work that makes the recorded webinar much easier to navigate. – Marilyn This...