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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

Growing the Green New Deal Mobilization

Growing the Green New Deal Mobilization

Sierra Club is going all out for the Green New Deal.  It is not something any of us can afford to set out. The GND is fossil free. Those of us who have worked so long to close Indian Point have to be involved at every level to make sure it is also uranium free. ...
NRC Meetings On Community Advisory Boards Include One Near Indian Point

NRC Meetings On Community Advisory Boards Include One Near Indian Point

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings about best practices for community advisory boards associated with decommissioning nuclear power plants. One of the 11 meetings will take place near the Indian Point nuclear point plant in Westchester County, New York. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act was signed into law in January. In...
2019 Water Festival, NYC Friends of Clearwater

2019 Water Festival, NYC Friends of Clearwater

The Water Festival was dedicated to the memory  of Gary Shaw and all that he stood for.
Decommissioning Articles

Decommissioning Articles

The NRC has no regulatory authority over the expenditure of decommissioning funds. The licensees submit a Decommissioning Cost Plan to the NRC for review, but not for approval. One authority the NRC does have is to allow some decommissioning funds to be used for dry storage. If the NRC determines there are sufficient funds to...
Fracking may be a bigger climate problem than we thought

Fracking may be a bigger climate problem than we thought

The mysterious recent spike in methane emissions? It just might be US fracking. As greenhouse gases go, methane gets less attention than carbon dioxide, but it is a key contributor to climate change. Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical reactions within 12 years or so....