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From the Front Line. Earthday 2022, Asheville’s Earthday Eight take on world’s 2nd largest military contractor

Windmills Not War Machines EARTHDAY 2022: 50 ASHEVILLE ACTIVISTS SHUT DOWN RAYTHEON: WORLD’S SECOND LARGEST WAR MACHINE CONTRACTOR On Earthday, 2022 50 young and elder activists from the Asheville area gathered in Bent Creek Park on the French Broad River under banners that read: “Windmills not War Machines” and “Declare a Climate Emergency”. Our goal...

Indian Point Deconstruction

By Marilyn Elie Nuclear reactors are decommissioned. The rest of the clean-up is a massive deconstruction job, a lot of which involves low level or non-radioactive material. Items like laundry and workers’ gear are considered low level. Some of the buildings on the property fall into the non-radioactive category.  Not that the site is benign. ...

Marie’s Letter to Richard Webster

Dear All – Here is a copy of a letter sent to Richard Webster in hopes of addressing the concerns outlined. Marie — Richard – I have amended the letter to include the point I mentioned at the meeting on Thursday Marie Dear Richard – I’m sure you are aware of the numerous concerns voiced...

Best Article Yet on the Disastrous Rush to Gas

This article is a comprehnsive look at the race for profits on the part of the fossil fuel industry. It puts a human face on the toll this expansion would take and what it would mean to the environment and decarbonization plans. Read and share this information.  None of this is for Ukraine. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/04/21/lng-texas-louisiana-ukraine/ “Europe...

Bidens plan for 6 BILLION for Nukes rescue

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/biden-launches-6b-effort-distressed-nuclear-plants-rcna25186 All of the same old lies are firmly embedded in this story starting with nuclear is carbon free.  Even Amory Lovins has stated that there might be an uptick in fossil fuel use in the short term.  That is until renewables catch up.  Keeping the reactors running on life support keeps renewables from expanding into...

More questions about Canada’s plutonium funding and nuclear weapons proliferation

Hello Michael, Donna, Pat: As Shakespeare once said, “Reprocessing by any other name would still stink to high heaven,,,,” The PUREX process dissolved spent fuel in acid to liquify the the solid nuclear fuel waste and then chemically separate the plutonium, leaving the unfissioned uranium and the fission products behind. Very proliferation-prone. The Argonne Labs...

SMR’s in Canada

Troublemaking:  More questions about Canada’s plutonium  funding and nuclear weapons proliferation By Janice Harvey and Susan O’Donnell, The Hill Times, April 4, 2022 The threat of nuclear weapons being deployed by Vladimir Putin, and the potential weaponization of nuclear power plants in Ukraine, has reawakened the public to the danger that these technologies pose. Much to the chagrin...

Small Modular Reactors. Canadian media release: Federal Budget Funding for New Nuclear Reactors a ‘Climate Throwaway’

Federal Budget Funding for New Nuclear Reactors a ‘Climate Throwaway’ www.ccnr.org/media_11_April_2022.pdf       version en français: www.ccnr.org/communique_11_avril_2022.pdf Toronto (April 11 2022) – The 2022 federal budget’s investment in unproven nuclear reactor designs, dubbed Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), is being called a “climate throwaway” by civil society groups. Just days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its...
Ukrainians shocked by 'crazy' scene at Chernobyl after Russian pullout reveals radioactive contamination

Ukrainians shocked by ‘crazy’ scene at Chernobyl after Russian pullout reveals radioactive contamination

Background: In 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear disaster dispersed dozens of varieties of radioactive poisons high into the air, contaminating soil, water and food over large parts of Europe and northern England, with traces of radioactivity from Chernobyl detected as far away as Rio de Janeiro. Ground contamination around the Chernobyl site was particularly high, leading...
Activists Rally, Meet Cyclists Headed to Albany to Address Climate Change

Activists Rally, Meet Cyclists Headed to Albany to Address Climate Change

Excellent article on our event last Sunday.  A fine time was had by all.  The cyclists will be at the big rally in Albany on Friday. Join them in person or virtually. Marilyn The group of cyclists heading from Manhattan to Albany this week to highlight the efforts of environmental groups that want state officials...

Indian Point and CLCPA

As a college professor I would have expected Leonard Rodberg plea for nuclear power to include all of the facts that people n9¹eed to know to make informed decisions. Judging from what he wrote, I am left wondering if he actually read the document ⁸he is criticizing, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. This...

INDIAN POINTERS — COMMENTS NEEDED IN THIS SEGMENT ASAP THIS WEEKEND

———- Forwarded message ———From: johnsullivanDate: Mon, Apr 11, 2022, 2:15 PMSubject: RE: [core] INDIAN POINTERS — COMMENTS NEEDED IN THIS SEGMENT ASAP THIS WEEKEND Re: The need for gas to replace Indian Point.   First, Indian Point was not closed down by the governor nor the environmentalists.  It was a business decision by Entergy to not spend...