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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...
Indian Point Closure Task Force to Hold Meeting

Indian Point Closure Task Force to Hold Meeting

Task Force Continues Work with Local Governments to Address Employment and Property Tax Impacts; Monitor Compliance with Closure Agreement ALBANY — The New York State Department of Public Service (Department) today announced the next meeting of the Indian Point Closure Task Force on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Cortlandt Town Hall, Cortlandt, New York...
Frustrated nuke plant operators want Congress to resolve stalemate over Yucca Mountain

Frustrated nuke plant operators want Congress to resolve stalemate over Yucca Mountain

Dear Sir, Your recent article about reactor communities struggling with high level radioactive fuel rods is comprehensive in regard to how much there is and the overwhelming desire of communities to make this waste go away.What is missing is any thought of the people and communities who would be on the receiving end and how...
State Officials Voice Displeasure With Pilgrim License Transfer

State Officials Voice Displeasure With Pilgrim License Transfer

This is what we can expect when Entergy sells their license to Holtec. -Marilyn HYANNIS – The chair of the Commonwealth’s Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel is voicing his concerns with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s approval of the license transfer for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Sean Mullin said the decision by the NRC to...
NRC Meeting on Indian Pt to be Held in Oct

NRC Meeting on Indian Pt to be Held in Oct