Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)

NIRS/WISE is the information and networking center for people and organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Statement by NIRS Executive Director Tim Judson on Entergy’s Announced Closure of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant
“NIRS applauds Entergy’s decision to close the unsafe, uneconomical, and polluting Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, on Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts. However, Entergy’s proposed 2019 closure date is unacceptable, and poses the risk that this dangerous reactor could continue operating for nearly four...
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Monday, November 03, 2014
35 Clean Energy Organizations Urge DOE to End Nuclear Loan Program
35 clean energy organizations submitted formal comments today telling the Department of Energy (DOE) to end its taxpayer-funded loan program for nuclear reactors and either return the $10.2 Billion in available funds to the U.S. Treasury or move them to the DOE’s renewable energy loan program. The...
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Monday, August 04, 2014
Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingent to March at People's Climate March in New York City, September 21, 2014
A vibrant and visible Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingent will march at the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) announced today. NIRS is coordinating the Contingent , andgrassroots organizations across the U.S. are...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Why Are Top Entergy Executives Selling Their Own Stock?
Tuesday, GreenWorld broke the story of a recent pattern of stock sales by top executives at Entergy, the nation’s second-largest operator of nuclear power stations. The CEO, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer, and Senior VPs for Government Affairs and Human Resources have all sold large amounts of their stock in Entergy, with CEO Leo Denault unloading over 55% of his shares in December and CAO Alyson Mount selling 46% of hers on April 9.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
NRC Fails the American People
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today formally denied a petition originally submitted by Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) and 37 co-petitioners to make modest improvements in emergency planning for nuclear reactor accidents.
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Friday, December 20, 2013
New Baucus Tax Proposal Takes an Orwellian Approach: Would Redefine Dirty Energy as Clean
The nation’s leading tax code writer, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), Wednesday unveiled a radical proposal to revise the nation’s energy policy through the tax code.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Environmental Group, 42,000+ People Tell Senate: “Stop Mobile Chernobyl – No Fukushima Freeways!”
Today, a national environmental group and more than 42,000 individuals delivered a message to the United States Senate, urging the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to cancel plans for legislation that would begin mass transportation of high-level radioactive waste throughout the country. Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS) coordinated the national petition drive over concerns that the proposed bill, S. 1240, neglects the safety of radioactive waste storage in communities hosting nuclear power sites.
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Monday, September 16, 2013
More than 100 Groups Call on EPA to Withdraw Dramatically Weakened Radiation Guides
Over 100 environmental organizations today called on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to withdraw EPA’s controversial new Protective Action Guides (PAGs), which would allow exposure to very high doses from radiation releases before government would take action to protect the public.
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Friday, August 02, 2013
Environmental Groups Tell NRC to Strengthen Rules Barring Foreign Ownership of U.S. Reactors; Bring Them Into Line With Congressional Intent
A cross-section of national, regional and local environmental organizations from every part of the country today joined in comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission urging strengthening of the agency’s rules that implement the Atomic Energy Act’s prohibition against foreign ownership, control or domination of a U.S. nuclear reactor project.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
GAO Report Finds NRC Does Not Understand, Nor Do Its Regs Adequately Consider 'Shadow Evacuation' Phenomenon at Nuclear Reactor Sites
The U.S. Government Accountability Office today released a report finding that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission does not adequately understand the “shadow evacuation” phenomenon at nuclear reactors, and that its emergency planning regulations do not adequately account for the strong likelihood that far more people would evacuate, from much further distances than NRC plans, in a real nuclear emergency.
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