NEIS 2012 “KNOW NUKES” FILM SERIES

This film series, sponsored by Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS), is open to the public at no charge (unless otherwise noted).  Free-will donations are accepted to help pay license costs and to acquire new films.  Locations will vary in the second half of 2012.  Discussions follow films.

Download Schedule HERE.

DATE
4th Thursdays unless noted**

LOCATION

FILM

DESCRIPTION

Feb. 23
6:30 p.m.

MultiKulti Center
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

FRONTLINE:  Nuclear Aftershocks55 min., 2012
The controversial FRONTLINE show which aired in January examines the aftereffects of the Fukushima disaster on the future of nuclear power.

March 22
6:30 p.m.

MultiKulti Center
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

Into Eternity
78 min, 2010
An examination of nuclear waste disposal from a perspective rarely considered, using the ongoing construction of the Onkolo nuclear waste dump in Finland as the backdrop.  Haunting and powerful.

April 26
6:30 p.m.

MultiKulti Center
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

The Battle of Chernobyl
90 min, 2006
Perhaps the best documentary about the Chernobyl disaster ever made, shown on the 26th anniversary of the event.  Significant in that it explores the event from a largely Eastern European standpoint.

May 24
6:30 p.m.

MultiKulti Center
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

Rokkosho Rhapsody
119 min., 2006(NOTE: a voluntary collection for Japanese relief efforts will be taken)
Documents the struggles of local Japanese villagers and fishermen to stop the controversial and insanely costly Rokkasho nuclear reprocessing facility.  Pre-
Fukushima activism.  Artistically beautiful – and heartbreaking.

June 28
6:30 p.m.

TBD

Deep Green: Solutions to Stop Global Warming Now
90 min., 2011
Can the world really do without nuclear power?  You bet it can!  This documentary examines how to tackle global warming through the de-carbonization of energy – without using nuclear power.

July 26
6:30 p.m.

TBD

Dechets — Waste98 min, 2009
Nuclear waste – what to do with it?  France reprocesses theirs; shouldn’t we?  This Arte documentary shows why not, and how polluting it is.

August 23
6:30 p.m.

TBD

September 27
6:30 p.m.

TBD

October 25
6:30 p.m.

TBD

November 15**
6:30 p.m.

TBD

December 27
6:30 p.m.

TBD

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Release: NEIS Launches Monthly “Know-Nukes!” Film Series Release:

For immediate use:  Sunday, February 19, 2012
Contact:  David Kraft, NEIS, (773)342-7650

NEIS Launches Monthly “Know-Nukes!” Film Series
Film series to offer perspectives on nuclear not usually seen in the Main Stream Media

CHICAGO– Chicago-based nuclear watchdog organization Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) will launch a monthly series of documentaries on various nuclear-related topics this coming Thursday, February 23rd in Chicago.

The first program will be a review followed by discussion of the recent controversial Frontline program, “Nuclear Aftershocks,” which was aired on PBS in January.  The event will take place at the Multi-Kulti community center, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., 4th floor, Chicago, starting at 6:30 p.m.  A facilitated discussion will take place after the review. Continue reading Release: NEIS Launches Monthly “Know-Nukes!” Film Series Release:

Release: Groups, Public Petition NRC to Learn the Lessons of Fukushima

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michael Mariotte or Dominique French  301-270-6477
Local:  Dave Kraft, NEIS, 773-342-7650

CLEAN ENERGY GROUPS SUBMIT FORMAL PETITION TO NRC TO INCORPORATE LESSONS OF FUKUSHIMA: EXPAND EVACUATION ZONES, IMPROVE EMERGENCY PLANNING AROUND U.S. NUCLEAR REACTORS

Washington D.C./Chicago— Thirty-seven clean energy groups – including the Chicago-based Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) — today submitted a formal petition for rulemaking to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking adoption of new regulations to expand emergency evacuation zones and improve emergency response planning around U.S. nuclear reactors. Continue reading Release: Groups, Public Petition NRC to Learn the Lessons of Fukushima

Tritium-lased Steam Released at Byron Nuke Plant – NEIS Comments

Byron Nuclear Power Plant Steam Release Scare, Jan 30, 2012

On January 30, 2012 the Byron nuclear power plant released steam contaminated with tritium. Below are comment and information requests from NEIS:

NEIS FOIA’S STATE FOR INFO ABOUT THE BYRON TRITIUM RELEASE
Jan. 31, 2012 5:00 p.m.

In the wake of revelations that the Byron nuclear power plant released steam contaminated with tritium on Monday, January 30th, NEIS filed a freedom of information request (FOIA) with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and its Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (IDNS) today:

We request answers to the following questions relating to the Byron Nuclear Powerplant release(s) of tritium on January 30, 2012, and any afterward (if they occur) up to Feb. 2, 2012:

  1. Were all IDNS radiation monitors in operation around the Byron station working on Jan. 30, 2012?
  2. Did any of the monitors (onsite or offsite) detect radiation release from Byron on Jan. 30-31, 2012? Please provide the radiation levels measured.
  3. If Exelon conducted releases beyond those dates, did any monitors (onsite or offsite) detect any radiation from Byron NPP from Feb. 1-2, 2012? Please provide the radiation levels measured. Continue reading Tritium-lased Steam Released at Byron Nuke Plant – NEIS Comments