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Stop $8.3 Billion Taxpayer Loan for New Nuclear Reactors

Posted by in Environment, politics

Big news on Vogtle loan–your actions now can stop it ACT NOW:  HELP STOP $8.3 BILLION TAXPAYER LOAN ENTIRELY. March 30, 2012 Dear Friends, This is big. The $8.3 Billion taxpayer loan for construction of two new reactors at the Vogtle site in Georgia, the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s support for the “nuclear renaissance,” may be blocked–by the Obama Administration. Please act now and tell President Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu to stop these loans for good. And please help us spread the word–in this case, our numbers really matter….read more

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Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen: Fukushima Meltdown Could Result in 1 Million Cases of Cancer

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DOWNLOAD:  VIDEOAUDIOGET CD/DVDMORE FORMATS The Obama administration is backing an expansion of nuclear power plants, but have the lessons of Fukushima been learned? We speak to former nuclear industry executive Arne Gundersen on the fallout from Fukushima, the design failures of the Mark I nuclear reactor used at Fukushima and many U.S. power plants, the economics of nuclear energy and the battle over nuclear power in his home state of Vermont. Gundersen is a former nuclear industry senior vice president who has coordinated projects at 70 nuclear power plants around the…read more

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“Demonic” reality of Fukushima, versus absurdity of NRC

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Beyond Nuclear NRC file photo of Peach Bottom Units 2 & 3 in PennsylvaniaIn the days following the March 11, 2011 beginning of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe, chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano repeatedly reassured the Japanese public, news media, and world community that there was “no immediate health risk” from mounting radioactive releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. His choice of words was very similar to the U.S. nuclear power establishment’s during the Three Mile Island meltdown of 1979, as captured by Rosalie Bertell’s classic anti-nuclear primer No Immediate…read more

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The Nuclear Juggernaut

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Georgia and the Scheme to Revive Nuclear Power in the US by KARL GROSSMAN Last week’s granting by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of combined construction and operating licenses for two nuclear plants to be built in Georgia—both Westinghouse AP1000s—is the culmination of a scheme developed by nuclear promoters 20 years ago. There have been huge changes in energy since. The consequences in death and illness of of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster have become manifest. Wind energy has become cheaper than nuclear—thus is the fastest growing new energy…read more

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