Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#NuclearHotseat :: San Onofre Radwaste Insanity vs. Google Earth: Ray Lutz, Gary Headrick & The Trauma of Fukushima Kids

LISTEN NOW ::: San Onofre Radwaste Insanity vs. Google Earth: Ray Lutz, Gary Headrick The Trauma of Fukushima Kids

This Week’s Featured Interviews –


San Onofre Radwaste Insanity vs. Google Earth: Ray Lutz, Gary Headrick

San Onofre Update with two activists working on legal and public protest against storage of highly radioactive waste in 5/8″ steel canisters only 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean:
• Engineer Ray Lutz of Citizens Oversight Project
• Gary Headrick of San Clemente Green

Ray Lutz with San Onofre protest kite


SPECIAL FUKUSHIMA REPORT
Kerry Anne O’Connor provides an intimate report on bullying of children from Fukushima, their unresolved trauma, and the breakdown of Japan’s usual social order.   Exclusive to Nuclear Hottest.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
Nuclear delusions and semantic manipulations from Takashi Imai, chair of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum.  I guess they pay him to say that ridiculous stuff…




LISTEN NOW ::::: San Onofre Radwaste Insanity vs. Google Earth: Ray Lutz, Gary Headrick The Trauma of Fukushima Kids

PSR's Prescription for North Korea: Send diplomats before you send warships | PSR | petition


Take a chemical weapon attack in Syria, a cruise-missile strike, military exercises in South Korea, ballistic missile tests and an aircraft carrier battle group moving into striking position. Mix in threats and counter-threats from American, Russian and North Korean leaders, all of whom are nuclear-armed and consider themselves to be "larger than life." The resulting deadly cocktail has set the world on edge—and the danger is real. What's more, all this has been playing out against the backdrop of the ever-present threat that a conflict could lead to nuclear war. This is another very real danger that PSR is working to remove...

more: PSR's Prescription for North Korea: Send diplomats before you send warships | PSR

PETITION –

Worried about North Korea? Tell your senators

PSR's motto: Prevention is the only cure. Now—before another war starts—is the time for concerned citizens to speak out to elected officials. Here are three ways to tell your senators that you are opposed to war with North Korea.
In person: Attend a Town Hall meeting in your community, if there is one. Search for a Town Hall in your community here.
On the phone: Using your zip code, you can look up phone numbers for the DC offices for your senators
Via email: Please use the sample text below to craft a message in your own words. Personalized e-mails from constituents are more impactful...
Sign now: Take Action | PSR 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Westinghouse bankruptcy could grind US nuclear sector to a halt | Utility Dive


The fallout from Westinghouse Electric’s chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is multi-faceted and still unfolding.
At the least, it is toxic news for the fate of the only nuclear projects to begin construction in the United States in three decades: the addition of two 1,100 MW reactors to Georgia Power’s Vogtle nuclear plant near Waynesboro, Ga., and the addition of two reactors of the same design to the V.C. Summer plant in Jenkinsville, S.C.
At the worst, Westinghouse’s collapse could spell the end of any nuclear build-out in the United States — at least under current designs — and lead to the abandonment of those two projects... 
more: Westinghouse bankruptcy could grind US nuclear sector to a halt | Utility Dive


As the industry struggles, is it 'time to recognize the nuclear show’s over'? - LA Times


There was a time when nuclear power was considered to be the bulwark of America's energy future.
Now the titan appears to be teetering.
Westinghouse Electric Co. — long considered the leader in nuclear power development — filed for bankruptcy protection in late March. The move puts in jeopardy the completion of two nuclear plants in the Southeast that had been heralded as proof the industry’s future was still vibrant.
The news added to a long list of nuclear’s woes...

more: As the industry struggles, is it 'time to recognize the nuclear show’s over'? - LA Times



The False Promise of Nuclear Power


In a December 1953 speech to the United Nations, President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched the ‘Atoms for Peace’ programme, saying:
“The miraculous inventiveness of man shall not be dedicated to his death but consecrated to his life.”
He claimed that “peaceful power from atomic energy is not a dream of the future. That capability, already proved, is here – now – today.” And the USA would help to ensure it could be used worldwide.
However, his advisors soon told him that it wasn’t viable. A classified internal State Department Intelligence Report, circulated in January 1954, ‘Economic Implications of Nuclear Power in Foreign Countries‘, warned that the introduction of nuclear power would "… not usher in a new era of plenty and rapid economic development as is commonly believed. Nuclear power plants may cost twice as much to operate and as much as 50 percent more to build and equip than conventional thermal plants.”

more: The False Promise of Nuclear Power


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The New Arms Race | Ploughshares Fund



Nuclear weapons do nothing to protect us from 21st century threats. Yet the US government is planning to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to rebuild its arsenal – plans that could push Russia, China and other countries to build even more nuclear weapons. In short, the world is on the brink of a new nuclear arms race that will only accelerate if current plans stay on track. 

Every dollar spent on re-building our arsenal is a dollar less for our true defense needs. We need to end wasteful nuclear programs and to realign our spending priorities with today’s threats…

more: The New Arms Race | Ploughshares Fund
see also:

Profoundly Dangerous Times


and

Friday, April 7, 2017

#NuclearFreeCarbonFree #PeoplesClimate #ClimateMarch team; April 29 Washington, DC




FACE BOOK GROUP – facebook.com/groups/nukefreeclimatefreemarch/

This is the Facebook group page for the Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Hub to the People's Climate march 2017. Whether you are mobilizing for the major march in Washington, DC, or organizing for an event close to home, this page is for you!

Please join our weekly planning calls for the march - contact Tim Judson at NIRS* for the details: timj@nirs.org

You will find old postings and photos from previous nuclear-free, carbon-free mobilizations. This page is used as the Facebook site for the nuclear-free, carbon-free contingents to climate and clean energy marches since the September 21 2014 People's Climate March in NYC. It was an organizing tool for the nuclear-free, carbon-free contingent to the massive international climate rally in Paris in December 2015 at the critical COP 21 conference. And for the July 2016 March for a Clean Energy Revolution.

We will continue to post, and accept relevant posts, related to building a safe, sustainable, clean, and affordable energy system.




you can't nuke global warming!




Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingent to the People's Climate March on Facebook

Nuclear Information and Resource Center (NIRS)


St. Louis Nuke Waste Protests Erupt Radiation in 2020 Olympics Food? Nuclear Hotseat #302




This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • A focus on Bequerel Awareness Day (Bqs are a measurement of radiation in food) and the impact on Japan’s food supply, especially in light of the impact on athletes and fans at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with events scheduled only 12-1/2 miles from the triple meltdown <!>.   Three, count them, three genuine nuclear experts:
    • Kimberly Roberson, founder of Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network, and the brains behind Bequerel Awareness Day.
    • Cindy Folkers, the Radiation and Health Specialist at Beyond Nuclear
    • Nancy Foust, Communications manager & research team member  at Simply Info
From Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network:
Around the world children who are currently adolescent and possibly younger are in training to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Japan.  Their parents most likely have no idea that some of the venues are being planned near the most devastating and ongoing nuclear and industrial disaster in world history, Fukushima Daiichi.  SIGN and SHARE IT here: http://chn.ge/22j0Xko.
FFAN’s Food Petition – access links for individuals and organizations HERE.


  • Activist Alex Cohen on a successful series of non-violent civil disobedient action he helped plan at the West Lake Landfill and elsewhere in St. Louis to push awareness of the illegally buried World War II nuclear weapons waste and the underground, unstoppable fire barreling towards it from the adjacent Bridgeton Landfill.  More to come!

LISTEN NOW: St. Louis Nuke Waste Protests Erupt Radiation in 2020 Olympics Food? Nuclear Hotseat #302


Saturday, April 1, 2017

#OccupyNuclear



whats up: #BustTheMyth
you can't nuke global warming!





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"We do not support construction of new nuclear reactors as a means of addressing the climate crisis. Available renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are faster, cheaper, safer and cleaner strategies for reducing greenhouse emissions than nuclear power."
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you can't nuke global warming!