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.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, September 21, 2020
With the NRC Comment Window Closing Tomorrow, Thousands Weigh in To Oppose Holtec’s Proposed Massive New Nuclear Waste Dump in New Mexico
September 21, 2020] With the window for public comment closing tomorrow, September 22, individuals and groups opposing Holtec’s “Consolidated 'Interim' Storage Facility [CISF] for Spent Nuclear Fuel and High Level Waste” have filed thousands of comments and an organizational sign-on letter urging...
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Monday, July 13, 2020
60 Groups to NRC: Suspend ISP/WCS High-Level Radioactive Waste CIS Dump Proceeding, Till Covid-19 Emergency Ends
A coalition of 60 environmental and environmental justice groups, from 22 states, has written the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regarding Interim Storage Partners, LLC's (ISP) proposed Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) for irradiated nuclear fuel targeting the Waste Control...
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Thursday, July 02, 2020
States Might Allow High Doses of Radiation to Public Before Evacuating From a Nuclear Accident During Viral Pandemic
Hospital patients and residents of nursing homes within ten miles of a nuclear power plant might not be evacuated during a major accident that occurs during a viral pandemic, until radiation exposure reached levels 50 times higher than those considered the thresshold to initiate evacuation, a state...
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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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Newswire article
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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