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.
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:→
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→
Legendary singer, songwriter and social activist Bonnie Raitt will do a “Meet-and-Greet” fundraiser for NEIS on Saturday, May 19th at the Chicago Theater in Chicago. This is the third such benefit that Bonnie has done for NEIS over the years, Read more….
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:
Were all IDNS radiation monitors in operation around the Byron station working on Jan. 30, 2012?
Did any of the monitors (onsite or offsite) detect radiation release from Byron on Jan. 30-31, 2012? Please provide the radiation levels measured.