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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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Citizens Respond to the Davis-Besse Atomic Reactor Crack Debacle
This Wednesday morning, October 19th, at 10:00 am, a Press Conference will be held at Levi’s Square directly north of the Toledo Edison building in downtown Toledo. The focus of the briefing will be on the Davis-Besse reactor building crack and citizens' response and initiatives to this unfolding debacle.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Japanese Families and Activists call for Proper Protection – and Evacuation –of Fukushima Children and a Global End to Nuclear Power
Two organic farmers from Japan, their children and fellow Japanese anti-nuclear campaigners made a plea for the safety of Fukushima’s children at a press conference in Washington, DC today.
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Monday, September 19, 2011
Japanese Fukushima Eye-Witnesses Challenge Capitol Hill Lawmakers and US Regulators to Stop Promotion of Nuclear Power
A farming family from the now radioactively contaminated Fukushima region in Japan along with one American and three leading Japanese anti-nuclear campaigners, will speak at the National Press Club, Lisagore Room, on Tuesday, September 20 th , 9:30am-11am.
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Monday, September 12, 2011
Japanese Fukushima Eye-Witnesses Challenge Capitol Hill Lawmakers and US Regulators to Stop Promotion of Nuclear Power
A farming family from the now radioactively contaminated Fukushima region in Japan along with one American and three leading Japanese anti-nuclear campaigners, will speak at the National Press Club, Lisagore Room, on Tuesday, September 20 th , 9:30am-11am.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Mother Nature Sends Warning as Earthquake Strikes Where Reactors Sit
A 5.9 magnitude that was felt up and down the US east coast was centered in Mineral, Virginia, home to the two-reactor North Anna nuclear power plant operated by Dominion Energy. North Anna sits just 90 miles south of Washington, DC. The plant automatically shut down following a loss of offsite power, but electricity is still needed to cool the reactor core and fuel pools.
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Friday, August 19, 2011
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Recommends Further Review of Beyond Nuclear Petition for Emergency Enforcement Actions at Fukushima-Style US Reactors
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted several emergency actions for further agency review that were requested in a petition filed by Beyond Nuclear on April 13, 2011 .
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Must Come Clean on Reactor Safety Hazard
Following on an exposé in the New York Times and the April 13, 2011 filing of its own emergency enforcement petition to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Beyond Nuclear is renewing its call on the NRC to suspend the operating licenses of 21 Mark I units in the United States.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Beyond Nuclear Petitions US NRC for Suspension of 21 Atomic Reactor Licenses in Wake of Japanese Nuclear Catastrophe
Today the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) docketed an emergency enforcement petition filed by the environmental watchdog group Beyond Nuclear. Beyond Nuclear’s petition calls for the suspension of operating licenses at 21 General Electric Boiling Water Reactors of the Mark 1 design (GE BWR Mark 1s). Beyond Nuclear has filed the petition in the wake of catastrophic failure of just such containment systems at identical atomic reactors in Fukushima, Japan at the Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
Citizen Action in Japan Prevented Larger Plutonium Disaster at Fukushima Reactor 3
A concerted Japanese citizen action that delayed the loading of mixed plutonium-uranium fuel – known as MOX – into the core of the Unit 3 reactor at Fukushima and prevented the use of MOX at several other reactors, likely prevented a far worse outcome than is currently occurring at the troubled reactor today.
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Russian Chernobyl Expert Warns of Dire Consequences for Health Around Fukushima
Dr. Alexey Yablokov, co-author of “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment," and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, warned today that the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan could be comparable to or potentially greater than the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl reactor explosion on April 26, 1986 in Ukraine.
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