Beyond Nuclear

Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic.

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Beyond Nuclear Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump for Entire Inventory of U.S. "Spent" Reactor Fuel
Today the non-profit organization Beyond Nuclear filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit requesting review of an April 23, 2020 order and an October 29, 2018 order by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), rejecting challenges to Holtec...
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Monday, June 01, 2020
Space Force Is a Dangerous Shift Toward Weaponizing space
The U.S. Space force is a dangerous and exorbitantly expensive development that could lead to war in space while decimating peace and resources on Earth and should be unilaterally opposed, said Beyond Nuclear in a statement today. “Despite the excitement of the recent manned SpaceX launch, and the...
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Friday, May 22, 2020
U.S. Unprepared for Nuclear Accident During Pandemic
Two dam failures and catastrophic flooding in central Michigan, which also prompted a low-level emergency notification (NRC event #54719) at a nearby nuclear research reactor in Midland, have exposed the almost impossible challenge of evacuating people to safety during simultaneous catastrophic...
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Thursday, April 09, 2020
Nuclear Power Industry Must Not Use Covid-19 Pandemic to Neglect Safety
The nuclear power industry should not be allowed to significantly increase nuclear safety risks while jeopardizing the health and wellbeing of power plant workers and entire communities within emergency planning zones already sheltering in place under a viral threat, says a safety expert at Beyond...
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Monday, June 03, 2019
Beyond Nuclear Appeals Against Proposed National High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump Targeted at New Mexico
Beyond Nuclear has filed an appeal with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), against the NRC Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) ruling on an application by Holtec International/Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance. Holtec proposes a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for 173,600 metric...
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Beyond Nuclear Vows to Fight on Against Illegal High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump Targeted at New Mexico
In an astounding ruling today, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) acknowledged that an application by Holtec International/Eddy-Lea [Counties] Energy Alliance to store 173,600 metric tons of highly radioactive irradiated nuclear fuel in...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Eight Years after Triple Meltdowns and Explosions at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, Major Problems Remain and Many Impacts are Yet to Manifest
The legacy of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will continue indefinitely, creating long-term problems for human health, radioactive waste management and the environment: Around 1.09 million tons of radioactively contaminated water — used to cool the destroyed reactor cores as well as groundwater...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Beyond Nuclear Opposes Second License Extension for Peach Bottom Nuclear Plant Relicensing Could See Aging PA Reactors Run for 80 Years With Deteriorating Safety
Scientific knowledge gaps in the management of reactor safety issues caused by aging, and acknowledged by the nuclear industry, have prompted Beyond Nuclear to challenge an application to extend the operating license for two nuclear reactors in Pennsylvania. Beyond Nuclear, an environmental...
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Trump's EPA Set to Harm Women and Children by Allowing More Radiation Exposure
Research continues to show that radiation at low doses casues harm. Women, children and pregnancy are particularly at risk. This increased risk also shows up in nuclear workers , even at low doses. For decades, federal agencies, including the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have advocated...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
Great Lakes Groups Question Newly Discovered Radioactive Waste Shipments from Illinois through Great Lakes Region
Groups concerned about the Great Lakes are asking “Why is irradiated nuclear fuel being moved? Where is it going? What happens at the destination?” They are calling for answers after a highway transport route for high-level radioactive waste from the LaSalle nuclear power reactors in Illinois to...
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