Green Party PA: Close all 9 nuclear reactors

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA, http://www.gpofpa.org)  called for the closing and decommissioning of the state’s five nuclear power plants, which contain nine operating nuclear reactors. The Green Party also rejected the idea of building more nuclear plants in the Commonwealth. GPPA Chairperson I.K. Samways from Allegheny County explained, The Fukushima nuclear power plant catastrophe in Japan is a wakeup call that […]

Peace Group sponsors 29th World Peace Vigil 8/6/11

SOUTH COUNTRY PEACE GROUP SPONSORS THEIR 29th ANNUAL WORLD PEACE VIGIL IN BELLPORT VILLAGE Hiroshima Day, Saturday, August 6, 2011, will mark 66 Years since the atomic devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This year, as in the past 29 years, participants wearing traditional white for mourning will meet at 10:15AM on the sidewalk adjacent to […]

LI Dem Electeds Support Nuclear Power

IW:  No, this headline is not a throwback from 30 years ago.  Thought I can still remember  1980’s Assemblyman Pat Halpin (D) telling my Mom he supported Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant.  She told him he was crazy.  The other time I remember my Mom disagreeing with him was when he asked her to support Koch […]

Today 6/11/11: Anti-nuke rally in NYC (and report on rallies in Japan)

Today, in New York City, you can attend an anti-nuke rally, in solidarity with Japan: June 11th, 1PM at Tompkins Square Park (9th Street and Avenue A, New York, NY 10009) For more info, email: 311newyork at gmail dot com jfissures.wordpress.com There are lots of reports of the anti-nuke protests in Japan on Twitter. There […]

In Reversal, Germany to Close Nuclear Plants by 2022 (via News for Greens)

IW:  The German Green Party, which was born out of the anti-nuke movement, has been winning elections in Germany.  BERLIN — The German government agreed on Monday to phase out all nuclear power by 2022, a sharp reversal by Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed at appeasing the country’s intensified antinuclear movement. The announcement came after marathon […]

Nuclear Power: Dangerous, Dirty & Expensive- 20 Key Facts (via Peace and Justice Online)

           The simple fact is that nuclear power is terribly dangerous.  From a health and safety standpoint, it is utterly irrational for us to continue to generate electricity by splitting the atom.  Nuclear power is unreasonably expensive.  When all of its costs are considered, it becomes clear that nuclear power is unaffordable. … Read More […]

What kind of anniversary is this? Reflections and a movie about nuclear technology

Today, May 21st, is the anniversary of the first nuclear bomb, dropped over the island of Bikini Atoll. It is interesting to notice that in many of the news items about the anniversary, it was described as a test of the “hydrogen” bomb, instead of using the word “nuclear”. I would imagine that at this […]

What is happening in Japan: Meltdown at Unit 1 and more…

The video below was recommended via e-mail by David McReynolds of War Resisters and Green Party fame. My usual source for good, nuclear news and updates is NIRS, Nuclear Information and Resource Service. – KW About the video: Updates about nuclear crisis in Japan. Arnie Gundersen from Fairewinds says Fukushima’s gaseous and liquid releases continue […]

Explaining nuclear meltdown and how it could affect the US

This information is from a previous article at Before Its News, from March 12, 2011, explaining meltdown (then, seen as possible) and the consequences for the United States. It includes a specific explanation of what a “nuclear meltdown” is and what will happen if there is a nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. Excerpt from Before Its […]

Ralph Nader: 25th anniversary of the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, Ukraine

The ability of corporate science and its regulatory apologists to inflict sanctions on dissenters is legion. There is a long history of censorship leading to self-censorship by those who otherwise might have applied Alfred North Whitehead’s characterization of science as “keeping open options for revision” to the ideology of atomic power. I call for an […]

My LI Pulse Green Energy Rant: Director’s Cut

IW: My article: starts: Over 30 years ago, President Carter put solar panels on the White House. But don’t go looking for them—President Reagan took them down. Bush 1 and Clinton kept them down. Bush 2 did put three smallish solar collectors on the White House grounds for a maintenance shed and the pool, but […]

Obama’s March Madness – The Nader Page

What Mr. Obama should realize is that Japan’s human and economic catastrophe was a gigantic wakeup call to stop playing Russian roulette with the lives of millions of Americans and swing into action. First, he should shut down any plants near large population centers where untested evacuation plans are tragic farces. That means San Onofre […]

FL Green Party calls for safety shut-down & phase-out of nuclear power plants in state

Cites Fukushima disaster and unacceptable risks & costs to public As the worst nuclear power disaster in world history continues to unfold at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear site, and as we face the likelihood of multiple reactor meltdowns and failures of radioactive fuel pools, the Obama administration continues to provide the nuclear industry with billions in […]

Monday, March 28th: Stand with Japan vigils

I learned from a Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) update (below) that Greenpeace is holding an anti-nuclear, “Stand with Japan” vigils, throughout the United States on Monday, March 28, 2011. To find a “Greenpeace, Stand with Japan Vigil” in your area, go to the Greenpeace event search: here. Also, some lists and details on […]

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