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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


General Electric-designed reactors in Fukushima have 23 sisters in U.S.

Posted by in Environment, News

By Bill DedmanInvestigative Reporter, The General Electric-designed nuclear reactors involved in the Japanese emergency are very similar to 23 reactors in use in the United States, according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission records. The NRC database of nuclear power plants shows that 23 of the 104 nuclear plants in the U.S. are GE boiling-water reactors with GE’s Mark I systems for containing radioactivity, the same containment system used by the reactors in trouble at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. The U.S. reactors are in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Vermont….read more



Posted by in Environment, Rights

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 TELL CONGRESS: NO MORE LOANS FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS Dear Friends: A quick reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, February 25, is the National Call-Congress Day to stop the Obama Administration’s proposed $54 Billion loan program for new nuclear reactor construction–otherwise known as a giant taxpayer giveaway to wealthy nuclear corporations. You can reach every member of Congress through the Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121. We ask that your call your House Representative and both of your Senators, if at all possible. Our asks are these: *we want them to publicly oppose…read more