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The 7 reasons why nuclear energy is not the answer to solve climate change

The 7 reasons why nuclear energy is not the answer to solve climate change

There is a small group of scientists that have proposed replacing 100% of the world’s fossil fuel power plants with nuclear reactors as a way to solve climate change. Many others propose nuclear grow to satisfy up to 20 percent of all our energy (not just electricity) needs. They advocate that nuclear is a “clean”...
Strawberry Fest

Strawberry Fest

It was a perfect day for Strawberry Fest.  It was a big crowd with a lot of curious folks who wanted to know about Indian Point and had never heard of a Citizens Oversight Board.  It is an easy sell. Open or closed Indian Point needs supervision! Not one person disagreed with that.  50 people...
Remembering Gary Shaw in images

Remembering Gary Shaw in images

Excerpt from "A rebel with many causes"

Excerpt from “A rebel with many causes”

“And then Gary Shaw. On May 24, also after a long struggle with cancer. Gary, inseparable from his equally amazing wife Jeanne, was a cornerstone of the battle to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. Thanks to them and their many colleagues, they won! A rare moment in our movement. Did...

Essay on grief & remembering Gary Shaw

My friend and colleague Gary Shaw passed away on Friday, May 24th after a long battle with brain cancer.  He was 69 and leaves behind a close family, many close friends and hundreds of people who knew him as a fantastic public speaker or a committed environmental activist.  The environmental community lost an irreplaceable and...
Remembering Gary Shaw

Remembering Gary Shaw

Hello Friends and Family, Although it is tradition to send flowers during these times, we all know that Gary was anything but traditional.  We also know that there are many organizations that he held near and dear to his heart.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the organizations below (or any...
I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned.

I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned.

The danger from climate change no longer outweighs the risks of nuclear accidents. By Gregory Jaczko, Washington Post, May 17, 2019https://tinyurl.com/y3ltubbx Gregory Jaczko served on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 2005 to 2009, and as its chairman from 2009 to 2012. The author of “Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator,” he is the founder of Wind Future...
Indian Point Replaced

Indian Point Replaced

At last an article that gets it right!.  Please take a minute to like this article and support this journalist.  “Replacement power does not have to be new generation. It can come from improvements in the transmission lines, increased efficiency where you get more work out of the same amount of electricity, or from something...
Nuclear Power Is Not Safe

Nuclear Power Is Not Safe

Dhould we subsidize uncompetitive old nuclear plants? Should we build (uncompetitive) new ones? One nuclear industry safety assessment figure claims risks are only one-tenth as great as the historic record shows they are. If the people in the industry know it, they are not admitting to a serious safety problem. If they don’t know it,...

Nuclear Power Oversight

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on the federal oversight of the U.S. nuclear power industry. Experts spoke about the challenges of decommissioning a nuclear power plant. Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chair Gregory Jaczko was among the presenters. Video: https://www.c-span.org/video/?460643-1/nuclear-power-oversight

Different kinds of decommissioning from Tim Judson

The important thing to remember is that decommissioning has effectively been deregulated for the past twenty years. The current regs only categorize the licensee’s approach to decommissioning in the broadest possible terms, and they are not mutually exclusive. And none of them have anything to do with the storage of irradiated fuel. DECON means starting...

What is DECON? and suggested handout on canisters and suggested talking points

When referring to storage containers, the vendors are now trying to call their thin canisters “thick canisters” and “robust cask systems”, so it’s important to be more specific.  Technically, the term “canister” is not used to define thick metal casks, but most people don’t know the difference between the word “canister and “cask”, so I...