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Greenpeace Warns 'Potential Damage to Human DNA' at Risk With Japan's Plan to Dump Fukushima Water Into Ocean

Greenpeace Warns ‘Potential Damage to Human DNA’ at Risk With Japan’s Plan to Dump Fukushima Water Into Ocean

“The policy of the Japanese government to dump nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean is not based on scientific or environmental protection principles and has no justification.” Greenpeace sounded alarm Friday over the Japanese government’s plan to release stored water from the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, releasing a new report warning about the...
Environmental Forum with Pete Harckham. Moderated by Courtney Williams.

Environmental Forum with Pete Harckham. Moderated by Courtney Williams.

The Environmental Forum with NYS State Senator Pete Harckham (SD 40) and Stephanie Keegan, candidate for Assembly District 94, delves into serious environmental issues facing Westchester’s citizens. The Forum is moderated by Courtney Williams of SAPE, Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion, and was co sponsored by many other Hudson Valley organizations. Fossil fuels and how to decarbonize...

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey, Engel, Maloney Renew Call on Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Hold a Public Hearing Before Moving Forward on Indian Point License Transfer

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representatives Eliot Engel and Sean Patrick Maloney sent a letter to the Chairman and members of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) renewing their call for the Commission to hold a public hearing and address state and community...

COVID and nuclear plants

WEBINAR – Free For All – Wednesday October 21 2:00 to 3:30 pm EST

Debunking the Myths about Small Modular Nuclear ReactorsLearn how to debunk the many myths surrounding SMNRs. Click this zoom link to register for the event:  https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_8Vm58sHFTaOiZe2dfhC_ZQ Speakers: KERRIE BLAISE, Staff Lawyer, Canadian Environmental Law Association.EDWIN LYMAN, Director of Nuclear Power Safety, Union of Concerned Scientists.M.V. RAMANA, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security and Director of the...

Landmark Court Ruling In Japan Holds Government Accountable For 2011 Nuclear Meltdown

Japan’s government is appealing a landmark court ruling that holds it responsible for failing to prevent the worst nuclear accident in the country’s history and orders it to pay damages to victims. AILSA CHANG, HOST: The Japanese government and a nuclear power plant operator have appealed a landmark court ruling. The ruling holds them responsible...

Inadequate Emergency Planning Zones for small modular nuclear reactors

No emergency planning zones for SMRs? NRC commissioner warns against “flimsy” rule that could extend to current reactor fleet, In a 3-1 vote by NRC Commissioners on December 17, 2019, Proposed Rule: Emergency Preparedness for Small Modular Reactors and Other New Technologies (SECY-18-0103) was accepted. The Rule would eliminate the need for Emergency Planning Zones and dedicated offsite emergency...

Choose Democracy Choose Democracy – The democracy this nation was built on is not guaranteed. We can stop an undemocratic power grab, but only if we prepare and together, choose democracy.

Without a peaceful transition of power and a repair of our democratic institutions all of the gains we have worked so hard to achieve are in dire peril.  Act now to find out what you can do to be prepared.  Sign the pledge and tell others. https://choosedemocracy.us/
PLAN YOUR VOTE!

PLAN YOUR VOTE!

Dear Friends,  This is not the kind of message you usually find on this listserv, but these are not ordinary times.  Clean, renewable, carbon free energy is also on the ballot.   Your vote counts!  Here is a link to Plan Your Vote, a very catchy song. Thank you Margo for helping pull this together.  Enjoy...
SCIENTISTS: NUCLEAR ENERGY IS A WASTE OF TIME

SCIENTISTS: NUCLEAR ENERGY IS A WASTE OF TIME

Status Quo It turns out that nuclear energy, which advocates say is a more feasible means of transitioning away from fossil fuels than solar or wind, might not actually be up to the task. That’s according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Energy, which shows that countries that adopted nuclear energy didn’t actually reduce their carbon emissions a significant amount —...

IMPORTANT. Comparision of nuclear and renewables for Co2 reduction. They don’t mix – Two’s a Crowd

Thank you, Gordon Edwards for the article and background. This is something that we must shareCV widely with decision makers. Marilyn Elie Sign the Pledge “Every Vote Needs To Be Counted” at http://ChooseDemocracy.US Background:A study of 123 countries by the Sussex University gBusiness School has gathered historical data that bolsters a conclusion often articulated by...
Court rules Fukushima nuclear disaster preventable, increases liabilities

Court rules Fukushima nuclear disaster preventable, increases liabilities

This ruling is a total game changer. The Japanese government is considering an appeal to their Supreme Court. For the blog and for announce. Marilyn Fukushima nuclear disaster preventable, court rules, with more damages claims likely Government and company Tepco ordered to pay some damages for 2011 event, but ruling could spur further claims Plaintiffs...