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PRESS RELEASE: Small modular reactors are still too expensive, too slow, and too risky

As a courtesy to our colleagues at the INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS (IEEAFA) , we provide the recent press release regarding a new study showing that renewable energy is far and away superior to new nuclear power as…
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PRESS RELEASE: GWU REPORT: NATIONAL SECURITY RISKS GROW WITH NEW NUCLEAR ENERGY

CHICAGO-- April 26, 2024 --  We note today is the 38th anniversary of the Chernobyl (Chornobyl in Ukrainian) nuclear disaster – an event that reminds us that, in the words of one Soviet scientist after the event, any fool-proof system can…
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PRESS RELEASE: GAO Report: NRC Inadequately Addresses Climate Disruption Threat to Reactors

GAO Report: NRC Inadequately Addresses Climate Disruption Threat to Reactors CHICAGO—A Government Accountability Office Report draws conclusions about nuclear reactor operation that should make public officials, agencies and policy makers…
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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Use: INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FEST ARRIVES IN CHICAGO

INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FEST ARRIVES IN CHICAGO First visit in 13 years; First time award for “Best Young Filmmaker” Wednesday, March 27, 2024 Contact:  David Kraft,  (773)342-7650 (o); (630)506-2864 (c);  neis@neis.org                …
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NEIS ACTION ALERT – IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED MONDAY 3/11/24

NEIS FIGHTS FOR INCREASED PUBLIC VOICE ON NEW REACTORS! Witness slips needed Monday 3/11/24 to support HB5630 NEIS received word that a bill introduced by Rep. Lilian Jimenez (D.-4) --  HB 5630 -- will be up for a House Energy & Environment…
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2024 INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL IN CHICAGO - MAR. 28 - APR. 1

The 13th Annual International Uranium Film Festival will come to Chicago for the first time beginning March 28th and going through April 1st.  This inaugural visit to Chicago consisting of 16 films will be hosted by NEIS at 5 locations in the…
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Illinois Legislature Opens Nuclear Pandora’s Box

NEIS Statement on the Legislature’s Partial Repeal of Illinois’ Nuclear  Construction Moratorium, and Embrace of Small Modular Reactors Nov. 10, 2023 “Who is so deafe, or so blynde, as is hee, that wilfully will nother heare nor…
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EDITORIAL: SMNRs? Caveat emptor, Legislature!

The law provides homebuyers some assurance that sellers aren’t hiding defects or problems with the property.  Prescriptions are accompanied with a pamphlet listing all the warnings and medical contraindications for the meds.  Even car buyers…
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PRESS RELEASE: Golden Rule ends 11,000 mile journey for peace in Chicago

For Immediate Use:  Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 Contacts:  Helen Jaccard, Golden Rule Project; 206-992-6364; vfpgoldenruleproject@gmail.com Gerry Condon, 206-499-1220, projectsafehaven@hotmail.com , Captain Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa,…
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MEDIA ADVISORY: VFP Boat "Golden Rule" makes Chicago last stop on 11,000 mile voyage

For immediate use --  Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023 Contact:  Helen Jaccard, Golden Rule Project; 206-992-6364; vfpgoldenruleproject@gmail.com               David Kraft, NEIS (local contact), (773)342-7650 (o); neis@neis.org WHAT:…
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NEIS NOTES – SUMMER 2023: A victory; a challenge; and some invitations

Summer 2023:  A victory; a challenge; and invitations We had hoped to get this out to our supporters earlier, but as usual, Life intervened.  We wanted to share with you some of the amazing things that happened since we last wrote to you…
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STUNNING VICTORY! Governor Pritzker Vetoes Dangerous Nuclear Moratorium Repeal Bill

Governor Pritzker Vetoes Dangerous Nuclear Moratorium Repeal Bill CHICAGO—Much to the surprise of many, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker today vetoed SB76, a bill that was introduced to repeal the long-standing 1987 Illinois nuclear construction…

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More than $38 billion

is spent on nuclear waste per year

57 nuclear accidents

have occurred in the US since the Chernobyl disaster

2/3

of all nuclear-related accidents have occurred in the U.S.

1000’s of years

from now nuclear waste will remain radioactive

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NEIS ACTION ALERT – IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED MONDAY 3/11/24

NEIS FIGHTS FOR INCREASED PUBLIC VOICE ON NEW REACTORS! Witness slips needed Monday 3/11/24 to support HB5630 NEIS received word that a bill introduced by Rep. Lilian Jimenez (D.-4) --  HB 5630 -- will be up for a House Energy & Environment…
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STUNNING VICTORY! Governor Pritzker Vetoes Dangerous Nuclear Moratorium Repeal Bill

Governor Pritzker Vetoes Dangerous Nuclear Moratorium Repeal Bill CHICAGO—Much to the surprise of many, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker today vetoed SB76, a bill that was introduced to repeal the long-standing 1987 Illinois nuclear construction…
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NEIS ACTION ALERT: It’s the “11th-hour, 59th-minute” to stop nuclear moratorium repeal…

Governor Pritzker’s veto needed – YOU can make it happen! As we previously informed you, on Thursday May 18, the Illinois House passed SB76 – the repeal of the 1987 Illinois nuclear power construction Moratorium. While this was pitched…