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Senate Nuclear Fetishists Take Lid Off of Pandora’s Box

*Senate Nuclear Fetishists Take Lid Off of Pandora’s Box* *19 June 2024* *David Kraft, Director, NEIS* *CHICAGO—*In a lopsided 88-2 vote (with 10 not voting, including Sen. Richard Durbin), the Senate passed S.870 – the so-called ADVANCED Act, a bill which quite literally takes the lid off of the nuclear safety box, both domestically and...

S870. Nuclear DOOM.

The nuclear industry got everything they wanted. Including a complete change in the mission of the NRC. Biden is sure to sign the bill. The huffpost article spells out a lot of the sordid details. Marilyn Elie Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition www.ipsecinfo.org “Passage of this legislation will only increase the danger to people already...

S870. Nuclear DOOM.

The nuclear industry got everything they wanted. Including a complete change in the mission of the NRC. Biden is sure to sign the bill. The huffpost article spells out a lot of the sordid details. Marilyn Elie Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition www.ipsecinfo.org “Passage of this legislation will only increase the danger to people already...

This bill is a disaster. We lost 88-2. A monumental disaster s870. Go to https://www.ucsusa.org/about/news/advance-act-retreat-nuclear-power-safety for more about this innocuous sounding bill. It changes the mission of the NRC from supposedly protecting the public to promoting nuclear energy. It gives the industry everything they could ever want. And why not, since they wrote the bill. Stay tuned for more details. Marilyn Elie.

It gives the Bipartisan nuclear package heads to Biden’s desk By *Andres Picon* | 06/18/2024 06:48 PM EDT The “ADVANCE Act” was more than a year in the making and aims to supercharge nuclear energy deployment. Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Tom Carper (D-Del.) speaking with reporters at the Capitol. Carper was one of...

In case you missed it. Jamie Raskin says Merrick Garland can force Alito and Thomas to recuse.

“If judges are like umpires, then they should be treated like umpires, not team owners, team fans or players.” Raskin notes that: “At his Senate confirmation hearing, Chief Justice Roberts assured America that ‘Judges are like umpires.'” “But professional baseball would never allow an umpire to continue to officiate the World Series after learning that...

Letter to the Editor: Senator Joe Manchin on nuclear power

Dear Editor, Imagine a world with no stoplights, safety belts, speed limit enforcement, and no requirements for the auto industry.  The death toll would be astronomical.  That is the effect of what Senator Joe Manchin and some other Senators who are nuclear advocates want for the nuclear industry. We have been down this road before. ...

Peace Walk to Indian Point, March 10, 1:00 PM. Meet at Peekskill Train station. Save the date and tell your friends!

Jun San will once again be making her annual Peace Walk to Indian Point in commemoration of the Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami which triggered the nuclear tragedy at Fukushima on March 11, 2011. She  will meet people at the Peekskill Train station at 1:00 PM and then walk to Indian Point. Those who do not...
Misuse of money from Decommissioning Trust Fund

Misuse of money from Decommissioning Trust Fund

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday cited Holtec International for dipping into ratepayer funds meant for the teardown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant for $63,000 to sponsor baseball and softball teams, a golf outing and a high school fashion show. The NRC said the payments “do not constitute legitimate decommissioning activities” and gave Holtec 30...

Clearwater announces award recipients

BEACON- Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, America’s Environmental Flagship organization, will honor Dr. Stuart Findlay, Manna Jo Greene, and Xiell Owens at its annual Spirit of the Hudson Gala on April 7, 2024, at the Garrison, in Garrison, NY.  The Gala will celebrate 55 years of inspiring lifelong stewards of the Hudson River and its tributaries...
Holtec's Legal Problems

Holtec’s Legal Problems

Controversial Camden-based nuclear parts maker to pay $5M fine Holtec International, the Camden firm behind controversial nuclear power projects in New Jersey and four other states, has agreed to pay a $5 million penalty to avoid criminal prosecution connected to a state tax break scheme. New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Tuesday that  Holtec...

Senator Joe Manchin on Nuclear Power

Biden supports nuclear power and the nuclear industry has been very effective in lobbying Senators and contributing to their campaigns. All of which, coupled with the vast amount of government money available through the Inflation Reduction Act, has set the stage for some Senators to push for relaxing nuclear safety regulations.  Relaxing safety standards is...

More SMRS in the pipeline

25 SMR license applications expected by 2029, plus six other takeaways from FERC, NRC joint meeting “Even though a lot of politicians in California wanted to close [Diablo Canyon], they faced the reality that they could not close it and keep their lights on,” FERC’s Christie said. Vogtle nuclear Unit 4 with Unit 3 in...