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, 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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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Beyond Nuclear Decries Reckless Decision of Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Give Vermont Yankee reactor 20 More Years to Operate
Beyond Nuclear today decried the reckless decision-making by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on March 21 to grant a 20-year license extension to the Vermont Yankee reactor, the same Mark I design as the severely damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors still in an extremely dangerous state in Japan. Beyond Nuclear is urging the public to write letters and make calls to the NRC and Congress, to whom the NRC is responsible, condemning this outrageous gamble with public safety.
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Friday, March 11, 2011
Beyond Nuclear Staff Tracking Nuclear Plant Crisis in Japan Quake Zone
Beyond Nuclear staff members are closely monitoring the unfolding nuclear power plant crisis in Japan following a massive earthquake and are available to provide technical expertise and information to media today and tonight.
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Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Environmental Coalition Defends Its Challenge Against “Radioactive Russian Roulette” of 20 Year License Extension at Davis-Besse Atomic Reactor
Digging out from this winter's intense snow storms has proven challenging enough for area residents and municipalities. But imagine the chaos of evacuating the entire region if a catastrophic radioactivity release were to occur at the aged and degraded Davis-Besse nuclear power plant on the Lake Erie shore east of Toledo. Unthinkable as it is, evacuation preparedness -- as well as post-accident cleanup lines of authority and funding sources -- are sorely lacking at best, or entirely non-existent.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Broad Coalition Reinforces Opposition to Radioactive Steam Generator Shipment on the Great Lakes
A broad coalition of groups in both the U.S. and Canada took full advantage of an opportunity provided by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to voice continued opposition to the shipment of radioactive steam generators on the Great Lakes. The radioactive waste shipment from Bruce Nuclear Power Plant near Owen Sound, Ontario to Studsvik in Sweden – for so-called “recycling” into consumer products -- has generated a groundswell of public opposition on both sides of the border in the Great Lakes region, as well as overseas.
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