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PAST EVENTS 2013


One comment opportunity (write-in only) left on NRC's nuke waste con game DGEIS, - final written submissions due by December 20




BEYOND NUCLEAR - NRC NUKE WASTE CON GAME: FINAL WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT SUBMISSIONS RE: DGEIS DUE FRIDAY, DEC. 20TH! ---

Environmental coalition members from the Crabshell Alliance, Sierra Club Nuclear-Free Campaign, NIRS, PSR, NEIS, and Public Citizen "just say NO!" at the NRC HQ nuke waste con game public comment meeting on 11/14 in Rockville, MD. Photo credit David Martin and Erica Grey.
Thanks to all who submitted oral comments to NRC at the call-in on 12/9, the final public meeting re: NRC's bogus nuke waste con game Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS).
Please continue to submit your public comments to NRC via email, webform, fax, and/or snail mail. You can submit as many public comments as you want, between now and thefinal public comment deadline (Friday, Dec. 20th).
Sample comments, which you can use to help you write your own, have been provided by Beyond Nuclear and NIRS, as well as NEIS.
Additional ideas for public comments can be found in the reports back from the field hearings, at the link below. Key comments that need to be made again and again: It's time to stop making high-level radioactive waste! For that which already exists, the environmental consensus is to empty the pools into hardened on-site storage, where appropriate -- requiring a significant upgrade in dry cask storage safety, security, and environmental protection. More.








  • Podczas Forum Energetycznego wyraźmy swoje stanowisko! Demonstracja odbędzie w czasie trwania panelu dotyczącego energii jądrowej.
    WYRAŹMY SWÓJ ZDECYDOWANY SPRZECIW WOBEC ZAKUSÓW KORPORACJI ATOMOWYCH NA NASZ KRAJ!

    Odnawialne źródła energii to bezpieczeństwo, niższe rachunki i wyższa jakość życia w czystym środowisku. To również droga do zwiększenia zysków z rolnictwa i turystyki. To szansa na zrównoważony rozwój naszego i przyszłych pokoleń oraz niezależność energetyczną naszego kraju.
    Rozwój technologii opartych na odnawialnych źródłach energii to tysiące nowych miejsc pracy i odciążenie kieszeni milionów Polaków.

    Elektrownie atomowe to ryzyko skażenia sąsiadujących z nimi terenów na setki lat, niebezpieczne warunki pracy dla tysięcy ludzi, zagrożenie nowotworami dla okolicznych mieszkańców i groźba nieodwracalnych zniszczeń w środowisku naturalnym. To nierozwiązywalny problem śmiertelnie trujących odpadów radioaktywnych. To również pewność wielomiliardowych długów, które będą musiały spłacać przyszłe pokolenia.

    Lista organizacji Koalicji Antyatomowej:
    http://atomstop.pl/koalicjaantyatomowa.php


    Während des Energieforums im Ostseebad Sopot, Polen, kommunizieren wir unseren Standpunkt zum Thema Kernenergie! Unsere Demonstration findet während der Podiums-”diskussion” zur Kernenergie statt.
    Zeigen wir ein deutliches NEIN! gegen die skrupellosen Atomkonzerne, die das Land Polen einnehmen wollen!

    Noch ist Polen atomfrei. Dies soll auch so bleiben!

    Kernkraftwerke bedeuten Risiken der Kontamination für Hunderte von Jahren , unsichere Arbeitsbedingungen für Tausende von Menschen, Krebsrisiko für die Einheimischen und Gefahr irreparabler Schäden an der Umwelt . Das Problem der radioaktiven Abfälle ist ein unlösbares Problem. Durch Kernkraftwerke werden Schulden angebaut, die künftigen Generationen zurückzuzahlen haben.

    Liste der Organisationen der Anti-Atom-Koalition Polen:
    http://atomstop.pl/koalicjaantyatomowa.php


    WOLNOŚĆ OD ATOMU – PRAWEM CZŁOWIEKA!


    Energetyka jądrowa w demokratycznych państwach Europy bankrutuje. Jako idea źródła taniej, czystej i bezpiecznej energii elektrycznej skompromitowała się po tragediach Czarnobyla i Fukushimy. Bankrutuje również w sensie ekonomicznym: państwa UE – najlepsi do tej pory protektorzy i inwestorzy koncernów jądrowych, z różnych powodów (nadwyżka wyprodukowanej energii elektrycznej, wzrost znaczenia odnawialnych źródeł energii, kwestie bezpieczeństwa) odchodzą od programów atomowych. Wg nieoficjalnych komunikatów wstrzymana została również budowa rosyjskiej „jadrówki” pod Kaliningradem.
    Koncerny jądrowe, którym kurczą się rynki zbytu, znalazły zagorzałego orędownika swoich interesów w postaci rządu Donald Tuska. Samo propagowanie energetyki jadrowej to wydatek rzędu 80 mln zł z budżetu państwa rocznie! Również z naszej kieszeni opłacamy pracowników spółek państwowych mających budować przyszłą „jądrówkę”. Nie wiadomo kiedy (jeśli w ogóle) zacznie ona produkować energię, ale nie przeszkadza to w uzyskiwaniu wysokich – nieprzystających do sytuacji ogarniętego kryzysem gospodarczym kraju – wynagrodzeń, np. Aleksander Grad, b. minister skarbu u Donalda Tuska, a obecnie prezes PGE Energia Jądrowa otrzymuje oficjalnie blisko 50 tys. zł. miesięcznie!
    Kolejnym etapem zacieśniania współpracy będzie spotkanie się przedstawicieli najbardziej liczacych się instytucji i koncernów (m.in. rosyjski Rusatom, amerykańsko – japoński G.E. Hitachi, francuska AREVA, WANO – Światowe Stowarzyszenie Operatorów Jądrowych) z reprezantami naszego lobby atomowego (w tym i z Gradem) w ramach Forum Enegetycznego w Sopocie (16-18.12).
    Jeden z organizatorów Forum tak okreslił cele tego spotkania:
    „W Sopocie na Forum Energetycznym mamy wszystkich największych graczy z Europy, USA, Azji i Rosji. Gdyby oni nie wierzyli w to, że w Polsce projekt o nazwie elektrownia atomowa może się udać, to z pewnością by nie przyjechali.”
    Nie chodzi tu tylko o losy przyszłego „Żarnowca”ani też kształtowania propagandowego wizerunku energetyki jądrowej jako rzekomo ekologicznej, bezpiecznej i koniecznej dla Polski a zarazem przeżywającej swój rozkwit na całym świecie. Nieprzypadkowo jeden z paneli dyskusyjnych został zatytułowany: Energetyka Jądrowa – współpraca czy konkurencja? Jednym z celów tego spotkania jest bowiem określenie wspólnej strategii współpracy finansowo-technologicznej między państwami Europy Środkowej a koncernami atomowymi, rozbudowy istniejącego stanu elektrowni jądrowych oraz dystrybucji wytworzonego w ten sposób prądu (rozważa się m.in. budowę nowej „jądrówki” na Litwie, która dostarczałaby energię na Łotwę, Polskę i Słowację).
    Stoimy przed wielkim zagrożeniem – współpracy (do tej pory często konkurencyjnych) koncernów energetycznych, które wykorzystując odpowiednie dyrektywy UE dotyczące ochrony środowiska i klimatu, będą na obszarze Europy Środkowej ratować swoje poupadajace finanse, działając w tym celu w ścisłym związku z elitami władzy, dla których przemysł jądrowy (wbrew deklarowanym hasłom o ochronie srodowiska) to przede wszystkim wzmocnienie kontroli społecznej i gospodarczej oraz solidne zyski.
    Przyjdź wyrazić swój sprzeciw wobec groźnego dla środowiska, zdrowia, gospodarki i demokracji atomowego dyktatu! Przynieś ze sobą transparenty, bębny, piszczałki, kostiumy mutantów... (cokolwiek, co uznasz za stosowne na tą okazję) – ale pamiętaj, że manifestacja ma charakter pokojowy! Prosimy o przyniesienie sporządzonej wg własnego pomysłu atomowej bombki pod choinkę prosto ze „Świerku”.
    Zapraszamy do Sopotu na ul. Powstańców Warszawy 10 (przed Hotelem „Sheraton”, niedaleko molo) we wtorek 17 grudnia o godz. 15.
    Jeśli możesz, przekaż to zaproszenie dalej do jak największej ilości osób!
    Małgorzata Wyrwicz (Inicjatywa Antynuklearna)
    Michał Błaut (Pomorska Inicjatywa Antynuklearna)
    Tomasz Borewicz (d. „Belfer”, WiP Gdańsk)
    Filip Duda (Pomorska Inicjatywa Antynuklearna)
    Wiktor Sadłowski (Pomorska Inicjatywa Antynuklearna)
    Janusz P. Waluszko (d. RSA)



12.17 BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING - RESOLUTION ON FUKUSHIMA


FUKUSHIMA RESPONSE

Responder alert: support needed in Berkeley
for City Council Fukushima Resolution, Tuesday Dec 17th


details here... http://www.fukushimaresponse.org/Home_files/Berkeley%20Fukushima%20Resolution%20Hearing_1.pdf



12.12 TORONTO: Radioactive Colonialism: Uranium and the Dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples





12.12 TORONTO: Radioactive Colonialism: Uranium and the Dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples
https://www.facebook.com/events/703442419680577/

#Radioactive Colonialism: Uranium and the Dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples: an evening with honoured guest Kirstin Scansen!

TORONTO- a call to RESPONSIBILITY: 
Thursday December 12, 2013 7pm
BEIT ZATOUN 612 Markham Street Toronto 

7pm Carrie Lester, Idle No More Toronto: 

Introduction and recap of the GE-Hitachi hearings

7:30pm Kirstin Scansen, 
Committee for Future Generations:

Radioactive Colonialism: Saskatchewan's uranium and the colonial dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples - an evening with Kirstin Scansen 

Scansen is a Treaty 6 graduate student in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria - and member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. She is a Nehithaw (Woods Cree) woman who actively engages with the land, language, and ceremonies of her Cree ancestors. Her research includes combatting colonialism by speaking truth to the environmental concerns of extractive industries, the intensification of neoliberal capitalism on Indigenous territory, and violence against Indigenous women in the modern Canadian colonial project. 


 

Indigenous Resistance to Cameco uranium mines in Saskatchewan #2


Video of Kirstin intervening against Cameco at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTCqmQDzJyM


In recent years, Kirstin has become involved in work with the Committee for Future Generations (CFFG), a group of committed northern Saskatchewan residents opposed to a high-level nuclear waste repository in the north. Having recently won the Council of Canadians Activist of the Year award, along with the Idle No More founders, the Committee is also celebrating the recent Nuclear Waste Management Organizations announcement that removes the northern village of Pinehouse and English River First Nations as potential host communities for Canada’s high-
level nuclear waste repository. The mandate of the CFFG extends also to removing Creighton, Saskatchewan from the list of potential host communities, as well as eliminating this problem at the source- uranium mining and milling in northern Saskatchewan. 

Kirstin is one of 39 plaintiffs in a Statement of Claim filed against the Canadian State, the province of Saskatchewan, the Metis local of Kineepik, Cameco, Areva, and local municipal administrations, which questions the constitutionality of the Collaboration Agreement of December 2012 between the town of Pinehouse and Cameco and Areva corporations.

Kirstin is in Toronto to work with activists to shut down GE-Hitachi's 1025 Lansdowne Uranium Processing Plant which puts uranium into the air and sewer water in Toronto. It processes 53% of the uranium used in Canadian reactors. 

Endorsed by: 

Committee for Future Generations 
http://committeeforfuturegenerations.wordpress.com/

Idle No More Toronto 
https://www.facebook.com/idlenomoretoronto

Admission: On Donation, nobody turned away

About GE-Hitachi 1025 Lansdowne Uranium Spewer:
http://ge-uraniumsecrettoronto.blogspot.ca/




12.10 PORTLAND, OR: No Nukes NW Public Forum on Nuclear Madness ---Fukushima, Hanford, Columbia Generating Station



Purpose: 
For the public to have an opportunity to ask questions to a 
stellar panel about Fukushima, Hanford, CGS and in turn, 
receive truthful answers to some very deep problems. 

Why:
So people can truly become informed on how radiation is
affecting us in the NW from Fukushima, Hanford and CGS.
The media is mostly misinformed and provides, if anything,
very little accurate info to the public. In turn, the public has
almost no idea regarding what is happening to us in our
daily lives due to the radiation in our environment.

There will be a geiger counter demonstration following the event. If you have geiger counters, please bring them.


The panel:

Mimi German (RadCast)—Spokesperson
for RadCast bringing real time information about radiation in
our environment to the people 24/7. RadCast can be seen
on the Thom Hartmann News Show M-F and heard on
KBOO M-F during the News at 5pm.

Lloyd Marbett (Fukushima)—Founder of the
Oregon Conservancy Foundation and a key link to
decommissioning the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant. A
devoted environmentalist for Oregon and for all living
things.

John Bertucci (Fukushima Response Team) --Filmmaker and co-creator of Fukushima Is Here event in San Francisco.

Leslie March (Waste Confidence: Long Term Waste
Storage)—A Founder of the Sierra Club Nuclear Free
Campaign

Chuck Johnson (Columbia Generating Station)—Director
of Joint Nuclear Power Task Force for OR/WA Physicians
for Social Responsibility

Dan Serres (Hanford)—Conservation Director for
Columbia Riverkeeper and member of the Hanford
Advisory Board. He is an advocate for a thorough cleanup
of the Hanford Site.

Kriyanna Feyalove—Moderator. Wife & Mother. Co-founder, Guide, and Healer with Divine Radiant Lotus and Make Love to the Mystery School. Ombudsman for Village Free School. Kin Council member.

Note: We would like to thank David Delk of the Alliance
for Democracy and the Economic Justice Action Group of
the First Unitarian Church for organizing the space for us
tonight. Thank you very much!




11.27-12.4 ABQ, Santa Fe & Window Rock: INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL | International Uranium Film Festival coming to Navajo Nation


Film 'The Return of Navajo Boy Epilogue'


Invitation --- International Uranium Film Festival coming to New Mexico & Navajo Nation - ABQ, Santa Fe and Window Rock Nov 27 to Dec 4. http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com.br/2013/10/international-uranium-film-festival.html

Central New Mexico Group Sierra Club: This year in November 2013 the Uranium Film Festival will travel to New Mexico and Arizona. ALBUQUERQUE: November 27th & 28th, GUILD CINEMA

Northern New Mexico Sierra Club: Highlights from the Uranium Film Festival - SF - Nov. 30 & Dec. 1http://northern.nmsierraclub.org/uranium-film-sf-nov30-dec1

Art & Awareness: There are many radioactive risks. People should know about it: International Uranium Film Festival Website:http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/index.php/en/travelling-festival/usa-2013



International Uranium Film Festival coming to Southwest: Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Window Rock
By International Uranium Film FestivalCensored News
Film 'Four Corners National Sacrifice Area'


The International Uranium Film Festival is the world’s only traveling festival devoted to the entire Nuclear Fuel Chain, from uranium mining to nuclear power plants and the use of uranium bullets, from Hiroshima to Fukushima and Fallujah. Now the International Uranium Film Festival is coming to the birthplace of the nuclear age.




12.6 SAG HARBOR "Hot Water" showing @ Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Fest w/KARL GROSSMAN speaking


12.6 SAG HARBOR "Hot Water" showing @ Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Fest w/KARL GROSSMAN speaking











Chernobyl. Fukushima. [Your Nuclear Power Plant].  IT’S TIME TO DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND. ALL OVER THE WORLD AT YOUR LOCAL NUCLEAR PLANT NOV 29/30 2013







Highlights from the Uranium Film Festival - SF - Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

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WHERE: Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM
WHEN: Saturday, November 30 time TBD Atomic Surplus: Highlights from the Uranium Film Festival
Presented by Santa Fe Art Institute
Held each year in Rio de Janeiro, this festival explores nuclear power, uranium mining, nuclear weapons and the health effects of radioactivity, while seeking to educate and activate the public. Founder-directors Norbert G. Suchanek and Marcia Gomes de Oliveira will present a selection of films and lead a discussion.
Sunday, December 1, time TBD Atomic Surplus: Nuclear Savage
"Stunning … An extraordinary documentary" –Huffington Post
Some use the term "savage" to refer to people from primitive cultures, but nuclear experimentation pushed savagery to new levels. In the 1950s, the U.S. conducted 67 atomic and hydrogen bomb tests in the Marshall Islands, vaporizing islands and exposing entire populations to fallout. The islanders on Rongelap received near fatal doses of radiation from one test, and were then moved onto a highly contaminated island to serve as human guinea pigs for 30 years, in an experiment conceived at Los Alamos. Santa Fe's Adam Horowitz, known locally as the builder of 'Fridgehenge,' spent 25 years collecting material—his own footage, archival clips, and unpublished secret documents—to create this unforgettable and ironic portrait of American cynicism, arrogance, and racism. Winner of festival awards in Paris, Chicago and Mexico City.
Event Date & Time: 
30 November 2013 - 5:00pm - 1 December 2013 - 10:00pm


(facebook)





For 50 years, the NRC has ducked the nuclear waste issue by claiming that they were "confident" a solution would be found, so nuke plant construction could continue. Half a century and millions of tons of nuclear waste later, no solution is in sight, so many environmental groups sued the NRC. They were forced to suspend approval of new nuclear plants and relicensing of old plants until a new rule was created. The NRC's "new solution" to nuke wastes is to truck it all over the country to "interim" storage sites until an actual solution is found. This is more dangerous and is actually worse than the current situation. EVERYONE ON THIS PAGE SHOULD COME TO THIS MEETING TO PROTEST! Protest will start at 5 pm at location TBA!!!
Purpose
Meeting info
To provide an opportunity for interested parties to provide comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) and proposed rule. Call the number below to reserve a slot to speak. MANY VOICES ARE NEEDED. We can help you if you need background information.

protest assembling at 5 pm at Levis Commons, exact location To Be Annouced

Meeting Feedback
Meeting Dates and Times
12/02/13
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Open House meet and Greet
12/02/13
6:00PM - 7:00PM

Meeting Location
Hilton Garden Inn Toledo/Perrysburg
6165 Levis Commons Boulevard
Parlor D Meeting Room
Perrysburg OH
Contact
TR Rowe
(301) 287-9392


* A Shut Down Davis Besse Facebook Event




11.16 UK: WITCH WATCH FULL MOON VIGIL | Stop Hinkley




4PM ONWARDS. Come and make connection where they split the building blocks of life... Visitors and dry wood welcome... Women only overnight Ring 07874819608 Follow the 'Hinkley Point' Deliveries' signs...





Witch Watch is a 24hour vigil - sometimes longer - held on the night of the Full Moon when she is still waxing. WW evolved to defend Mother Earth as part of the Stop Hinkley C campaign and the proposed new build of nuclear power stations in Britain.

WW provides a meeting place to make connection, share information and to bring your magic. A Sacred Fire is lit and tended through the night.
The camp glimmers in the hedgerow of the last lay-by, on the main road into the power station, near Bridgwater, Somerset. All are welcome to join us but the camp is women only after daylight hours.

Witch Watch bears on-site witness and observation of the destruction and construction that is taking place, and holds a positive intention for a different future and the need for balance in the world.

The remaining 2013 dates are: Saturday 16th November and Monday 16th December. Best to ring before you come to check for last minute change of plans.

For more info ring 07874 819608 or click here to email.





Dr. Helen Caldicott will speak on “Fukushima, Nuclear Power & Nuclear War” to celebrate New Hampshire Peace Action’s 31st anniversary. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Safe and Green Campaign is pleased to co-sponsor this benefit for NH Peace Action.










11.3 FREMANTLE WA: Renegade film night Outdoor summer screening - Chain Reaction -- Australian Adventure, Poison Dust, The Toxic Avenger



11.3 FREMANTLE Western Australia:
Renegade film night - Outdoor summer screening

Fremantle, Queen St car park, cnr Cantonement st


Come with a pick nick and rugs to enjoy outdoor film screening in Fremantle including:

• Chain Reaction -- Australian Adventure
Director: Ian BarryCast includes: Steve Bisley, Arna-Maria Winchester, Ross Thompson, Ralph Cotterill
Synopsis: A thriller about the aftermath of a nuclear plant accident that contaminates a worker and a two civilians, who then take on the industry. (Check out the cameo appearance by Mel Gibson as a car mechanic.)

• Poison Dust
Documentary about U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who had been exposed to radioactive dust from dirty bombs when artillery shells coated with depleted uranium or DU are fired. Many suffer mysterious illnesses and have children with birth defects.

• The Toxic Avenger - American action comedy cult classic







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