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, 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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Friday, May 04, 2012
If Fukushima Unit 4 Falls, Hazardous Radioactive Cesium-137 Release Could be Eight Times Worse Than Chernobyl
Beyond Nuclear today joined with concerned Japanese citizen groups and US Senator, Ron Wyden (D-OR), urging that swift international action be taken to prevent a catastrophic high-level radioactive waste fire at the precarious Unit 4 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Unit 4 is leaning and could topple if hit with another earthquake or tsunami, resulting in a deadly high-level radioactive waste fire. The ability for the unit to withstand another seismic event is rated at zero.
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Friday, March 23, 2012
Activists Arrested on March 22 Will Protest Again at Entergy GQ on Saturday
Eight activists from New England, seven of whom were arrested and released on March 22 after staging a brief occupation at Entergy’s headquarters, will return to protest outside the nuclear corporation on Saturday, March 24. The protesters will rally on the public sidewalk outside Entergy headquarters at 11am.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Eight Anti-Nuclear Activists Arrested at Entergy Corporate HQ in New Orleans: Group demands: 'No Nuke Business as Usual for March 22nd'
An affinity group of eight anti-nuclear activists with the New England-based Safe And Green Energy (SAGE) Alliance , today entered the New Orleans headquarters of US nuclear corporation, Entergy to declare “No Nuke Business As Usual on March 22nd.” The group is demanding that the company cease operations at its Vermont Yankee reactor in Vernon, according to the democratic decision of the State of Vermont and the popular wishes of the Vermont people.
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Thursday, March 08, 2012
Hundreds of Events Globally Will Mark One-Year Commemoration of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Hundreds of thousands of people across the world will be involved in actions around the March 11 commemoration of the Fukushima, Japan nuclear disaster which began on that date a year ago. Events will be going on throughout the month of March and into April.
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Thursday, February 09, 2012
Media Statement by Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear Regarding US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approval of Two New Atomic Reactors at Vogtle, Georgia
The following statement was released this afternoon in response to the NRC decision: "An NRC license does not guarantee ultimate project success. Atomic reactors have been NRC licensed and then nearly, or even entirely, constructed, and still blocked from operating. Two reactors at Midland, Michigan were almost completely constructed when watchdogs proved they were sinking into the ground like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. They were then cancelled, at a loss of billions of dollars.
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Monday, January 02, 2012
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Agrees to Public Request to Review Dangerous Vents on US Fukushima-Style Reactors and Lack of Emergency Power for Cooling Waste Pools
A December 13, 2011 decision by a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) safety panel that accepts several key publicly requested actions regarding safety at US Fukushima-style reactors, is publicly noticed today in the Federal Register, (dated January 3, 2012.)
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