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, March 05, 2015
Higher Radiation Doses Could Be Ruled 'Aacceptable' After Nuclear Power Disaster
Four years after the March 11, 2011 nuclear catastrophe in Japan began, a Fukushima-style disaster could still happen in the U.S., say experts at Beyond Nuclear. And if it does, U.S. authorities could rule that affected populations be forced to accept higher “allowable” doses of radiation to make...
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Federal Nuclear Regulator Opts Not To Reconsider Critical Safety Enhancements at U.S. “Fukushima” Reactors
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has buckled to industry pressure and will recommend that the Commission disallow independent experts and the public from participating in a process to reconsider minimal but critical safety enhancements at the nation’s Fukushima-style nuclear power...
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Chernobyl No “Eden” Say Beyond Nuclear Experts
A newly published study has uncovered alarming indications of biological loss and ecological collapse in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that exploded in Ukraine on April 26, 1986. Nuclear boosters have long claimed that the superficial appearance of teeming wildlife in the approximately 1,000 square mile Chernobyl exclusion zone indicates an Eden-like outcome. But the study observed a frightening halt to organic decay and the disappearance of important microbes that indicate the steady advance of a potential “silent spring.”
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Monday, March 24, 2014
Three Mile Island: A Case of Too Little Information. Myths of TMI debunked
March 28 will mark 35 years since the disaster at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania but myths persist about the true extent of harm the event caused. Beyond Nuclear examines the facts and concludes that both the radiation releases and the resulting health impacts were far more significant than traditionally reported or believed. The authors of these findings are available for interview. Their report can be found at http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/tmi/Thunderbird_TMI_March2014.pdf with backgrounders at: http://www.beyondnuclear.org/tmi-truth/ .
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Monday, March 10, 2014
What’s Next at Fukushima? Are U.S. Nuclear Plants Still at Risk?
The Fukushima nuclear power plant catastrophe in Japan is about to enter its fourth year. Many questions remain unanswered. Little has been done to shore up the 31 U.S. reactors that are identical in design. Interviews with specialists at Beyond Nuclear are available. Kevin Kamps Radioactive Waste Specialist. 240.462.3216; kevin@beyondnuclear.org
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
After Decades of Opposition, Fukushima-style Vermont Yankee Reactor to Close
After decades of public protest and a 2010 vote by the State of Vermont to close its troubled single-unit reactor, Entergy’s Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant will close next year.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Pandora’s Propaganda: New Documentary Omits Sound Science and Expert Research and Should be Viewed with the Facts at Hand
Nuclear energy is a complex subject that can be difficult to communicate to the general public. However, this challenge does not excuse the deliberate omission of known scientific facts, or the re-framing of information to sell a pro-nuclear point of view that would be undermined by the inclusion of such key evidence. Unfortunately, this appears to be the case in Robert Stone’s new film, Pandora’s Promise, which releases theatrically next month.
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Federal Agency to Meet with Citizens Groups in Nationwide Call to Revoke the Operating Licenses of Dangerous U.S. Fukushima Design Reactors
Representatives from 24 organizations from across the United States have petitioned the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to revoke the operating license of the General Electric http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/mark-1
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Nuclear Regulator Majority Vote Disregards Agency Staff Safety Recommendation on Unreliable Mark I and II Containment
The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has voted to disregard a recommendation from its own Japan Lessons Learned Task Force and professional staff that nuclear reactor operators should be ordered to install high-capacity radiation filters at 23 Mark I and 8 Mark II nuclear power reactors in the United States.
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Monday, March 11, 2013
On Fukushima Day, Another Door Slams Shut on US Nuclear Expansion Plans
On a day when thousands around the world are protesting nuclear power to mark two years since the deadly Fukushima nuclear accident began in Japan, another door has slammed shut on nuclear expansion plans in the US.
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