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Letter to the Editor: The Reconciliation Bill is in Congress Now! Pay Attention!!

Why is Congressional Action all about Budget Reconciliation Now? A majority of Americans want a comprehensive infrastructure spending plan AND democracy reforms that work. This is what the Reconciliation Bill is all about. Republicans in the Senate have vowed to vote against the Voting Rights Bill and the “human infrastructure ” bill that is the cornerstone...

Stop Centralized Interim Storage. Contact Senator Feinstein and Representative Jones

The Energy bill is now being marked up in committee.  It will shape our Energy policy for years to come.  Speak out against a bill that authorizes Holtec to ship high level radioactive waste to Texas.  Texas doesn’t want it and it is our responsibility as a community to deal with it.  Stewardship not disposal!...

Action alert to share on the Texas CISF licensing and opposing end-running around the NWPA

TELL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS: DEFEND THE NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY ACT No Backdoor Authorization of Illegal Consolidated Interim Storage Facilities Through The Appropriations Process The NRC is about to license a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) to store irradiated nuclear fuel, also euphemistically known as “spent” nuclear fuel or SNF. It’s located in Andrews County, Texas, on...

October 11-15: People vs. Fossil Fuels Week of Action

Dear Friends, Here is some information about the October 11- 15 action in DC that is now being planned.  Our friend and ally Ted Glick, may plan a BXE action in front of FERC.   There will be civil disobedience at some point and Ted is inviting you to think about this as a way to...

Waste Isolation Pilot Project

Hello folks. WIPP = Waste Isolation Pilot Project, a deep undreground repository for transuranic-contaminated wastes (TRU wastes). Transuranic elements are human-made radioactive materials such as plutonium, americium, neptunium, and curium, all of tnem created inside nuclear reactors when uranium atoms absorb one or more neutrons without splitting, thereby becoming heavier than uranium or “transuranic”.  These...
Oil producers push Democrats to preserve key drilling deduction

Oil producers push Democrats to preserve key drilling deduction

Oil producers are ramping up their lobbying efforts to ensure that Democrats don’t repeal a lucrative tax deduction in the $3.5 billion reconciliation bill.   The U.S. tax code allows companies to recover the cost of drilling for oil and gas and preparing oil wells for production, a provision that helps boost U.S. oil production but has...

Radioactive water from Fukushima dumped in Ocean

“Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has decided to dump contaminated water into the ocean through a tunnel 1km offshore. A senior official from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said, “If we dumped the contaminated water on the coast, the media would take video and photos of us dumping it, but if we dumped...

SUN DAY Campaign: 1st Half 2021 – Renewables Are 92% of New U.S. Electrical Generating Capacity; Actual Electrical Generation by Solar Grows by 25% and Wind Is Up by 10%

SUN DAY CAMPAIGN 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite #340; Takoma Park, MD 20912 sun-day-campaign@hotmail.com  Twitter: Follow @SunDayCampaign Brief News Update & Analysis FOR FIRST HALF OF 2021, LATEST FERC & EIA DATA SHOW: RENEWABLES ARE 91.6% OF NEW U.S. GENERATING CAPACITY   DURING THE PAST YEAR,  SOLAR-GENERATED ELECTRICITY GREW BY 25%;  WIND IS UP BY 10%  OVER...

Monitoring Discussion attachments

Hello Marilyn: Attached are slides from my June 23, 2021, presentation to the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board. They address the release pathways for radioactivity to reach the air and water.  In addition to radiation monitors on these release paths, there are two rings of radioactive monitoring stations around the site.  A problem is that...

Walk For Our Grandchildren, A Short Documentary

Grannies in rocking chairs marching and singing out for a future for their grandchildren and the planet.  This video is especially relevant given the UN Climate Report that was just released and the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed in the Senate (the Exon bill) that supports fossil fuel subsidies and kills renewables.  Pass it on to...

NRC Meeting Report Back and Do Over on August 18

Rick Pezzullo of the Examiner News wrote up the last meeting the NRC scheduled to hear community concerns over decommissioning and added a bit of context in regard to how we got to where we are.  The link is below. It was a different atmosphere from any other NRC meeting in the past. There was...

COMMENTS TO NRC PUBLIC HEARING, TARRYTOWN, NY JULY 29, 2021