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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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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Monday, October 29, 2012
Impacts of Hurricane Sandy on US Nuclear Power Plant Operation and Public Safety
As Hurricane Sandy lashes the east coast of the US, concerns have been raised about the status of both operating and shut down nuclear power plants in its path. In the light of the devastating effects of the tsunami on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors in Japan, there remain many questions about the capacity of U.S. plants to withstand severe weather impacts and potential loss of electrical power.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Cancer Study at 7 US Nuclear Sites Must be Fully Independent and Transparent
A study looking at cancer incidences at seven US nuclear sites must be conducted independently and with full scientific integrity, urged Beyond Nuclear today, an organization that supports a full phaseout of nuclear energy.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Reprieve for Proposed Third Maryland Reactor Just Delays the Inevitable French Nuclear Demise Almost Complete in the US
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today gave a 60 day reprieve to embattled French governmental electric utility, Électricité de France (EDF), which remains in violation of the Atomic Energy Act while attempting to obtain a license for a third nuclear reactor at the Calvert Cliffs, MD site. But Beyond Nuclear, which has opposed the third reactor and supports a nuclear phase out, views the decision as simply a delay in the inevitable cancellation of all French reactor plans on US soil.
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Monday, May 14, 2012
Groups Opposed to Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant Relicensing File Appeal to Federal Court in Boston, Mass
Three environmental organizations opposed to the 20-year license extension of the Seabrook Nuclear Generating Station have filed an appeal to federal court. The groups - Beyond Nuclear, The Seacoast Anti-Pollution League (SAPL), and the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club - are appealing the March 2012 decision by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to overrule its own Atomic Safety Licensing Board (ASLB) and deny the groups a public hearing on safer, cleaner and competitive renewable energy alternatives to nuclear power generated at Seabrook, NH.
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