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The Madness of Senator Joe Manchin by Jim Hightower

The Madness of Senator Joe Manchin by Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower has a newsletter, a podcast and more.  He is an acerbic, witty writer who is well worth following. Subject: The Madness of Senator Joe Manchin https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/12/14/madness-senator-joe-manchin U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) listens as President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol on...
Dominion Energy plans to deploy small modular nuclear reactors statewide by 2032

Dominion Energy plans to deploy small modular nuclear reactors statewide by 2032

I suspect that this is what will be happening all over the country as the Federal dollars roll in.   Anyone who promotes an “all of the above” energy strategy as Gov. Youngkin has done clearly does not understand that they are squandering tax payer dollars.  To fight climate change we must use the cheapest, greenest...

Storage of high level nuclear waste. Michel’ paper

U.S. NUCLEAR WASTE TECHNICAL REVIEW BOARD (NWTRB): Bahr JM, Becker SM, Brantley SL, Croff AG, Foufoula-Georgiou E, Illangasekare T, Peddicord KL, Turinsky PJ, and Zoback ML, Preparing for Nuclear Waste Transportation: Technical Issues that Need to Be Addressed in Preparing for a Nationwide Effort to Transport spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste, U.S. Nuclear...

URGENT! Say NO to New Nukes in New York’s Climate Action Plan! Amplify this message!!!

Include nuclear in our climate future???  NO WAY!!! Send an email to Governor Hochul right now telling her so.  https://nirs.salsalabs.org/NYClimatePlanAlert12822/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f801fae4-9cfa-40d0-99bc-3875965d279b For those who want more information: Last summer there were hearings to collect opinions and ideas from New Yorkers about our Energy Future under the Climate Leadership Community Protection Act.   The Community Action Council was...

Manchin dirty deal #2 defeated

Chair Grijalva Statement on Exclusion of Dirty Permitting Rider from Must-Pass Defense Bill Washington, D.C. – House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today issued the following statement on the permitting related provisions being excluded from the must-pass FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “Thanks to the hard-fought persistence and vocal opposition of environmental justice...
Nuclear included in the States Climate Plan. Is it to late to stop?

Nuclear included in the States Climate Plan. Is it to late to stop?

Hello all!  Welcome (or welcome back!) to the Stop New Nuclear Reactors (SNNR) working group.  As you all know by now, NIRS will be taking the lead on organizing this group into a national working group focused on networking and coordinated strategy among the groups, communities, and regions working to stop new reactor projects.   A little about...
Sidestepping a New Climate Commitment, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Greenlights a Mammoth LNG Project in Louisiana - Inside Climate News

Sidestepping a New Climate Commitment, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Greenlights a Mammoth LNG Project in Louisiana – Inside Climate News

Sidestepping a New Climate Commitment, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Greenlights a Mammoth LNG Project in Louisiana After declaring nine months ago that it would start factoring climate change into regulatory decisions about major gas projects, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has thrown up its collective hands and concluded that it doesn’t know how. At...
Lost Amusement Parks

Lost Amusement Parks

A bygone era of roller coasters, Ferris wheels and carousels Many people love amusement parks, but Wesley and Barbara Gottlock have a thing for amusement parks that no longer exist. The New Windsor couple, retired educators turned authors, had written regional histories about Bannerman Castle, Palisades Interstate Park and “lost” towns of the Hudson Valley...

Tritium at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. (Under going Decommissioning. )

Tritium at Indian Point By Marilyn Elie Tritium is a naturally occurring radioactive isotope that is found in the upper reaches of the atmosphere and rarely occurs naturally on the surface of the Earth. It is produced as a byproduct in the normal operations of nuclear reactors. It has a half-life of 12 years.  That...
Update on Holtec and tritiated water into Cape Cod Bay

Update on Holtec and tritiated water into Cape Cod Bay

This is Part 2 of the struggle to keep tritiated water out of Cape Cod Bay.  Diane Turco is the author of this piece and a familar name to many who follow nuclear matters.  Indian Point is mentioned in this story.  Holtec will have the same problem here once the fuel pools are emptied. Marilyn...
Extending life of reactors

Extending life of reactors

“Natural gas-fired generation is facing multiple headwinds, from the growth of renewables and battery storage to the limits of natural gas midstream development. However, for those looking to make a bullish case for natural gas power demand in the long-term, nuclear decommissioning has been a bright spot. The shift in sentiment both at a state and...

Reflections on Nuclear fission, nuclear fusion and the climate emergency by Gordon Edwards

http://www.ccnr.org/fission_fusion_and_sustainability_2022.pdf This is a wide ranging and thoughtful essay with the best explanation of fusion I have ever seen. It is timely and important because of the excitement currently being generated by the Department of Energy for all things nuclear using the billions of dollars from the Inflation Reduction Act to promote the nuclear industry. Written...