Metropolis Radiation Site Emergency — Leak of Toxic Uranium Hexafluoride

CHICAGO– The Honeywell Metropolis Works facility in Metropolis, Illinois has reported another leak of Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6), a radioactive and toxic chemical compound, produced at the facility which converts uranium ore into uranium hexafluoride for the production of nuclear fuel for nuclear power facilities.   The incident occurred on Sunday, Oct. 26th at about 8 p.m., and lasted through the night

While company spokes people report no Uranium Hexafluoride was released outside the facility residents in the area have reported detecting an unusual odor and taste. Reports of a vapor plume over the facility were explained as water vapor from the suppression system but on a radio interview, John Paul Smith, United Steel Workers Local 7-669 Media Secretary and Health and Safety Chair, claims a vapor release of 6 minutes was observed before the suppression system’s mitigation towers were turned on. [NOTE: see video clip, link at end of article]. Continue reading Metropolis Radiation Site Emergency — Leak of Toxic Uranium Hexafluoride

PRESS RELEASE: NUCLEAR INDUSTRY REPORT: DELIBERATELY DESIGNED TO MISLEAD LEGISLATURE? —  WATCHDOG WONDERS

CHICAGO—  A study released Thursday (Oct. 2, 2014) by the nuclear power trade group alleging dire economic consequences

Exelon's unprofitable Byron nuclear reactors, threatened with closure if the Illinois Legislature does not "appreciate" them more with a bailout.
Exelon’s unprofitable Byron nuclear reactors, threatened with closure if the Illinois Legislature does not “appreciate” them more with a bailout.

for Illinois should  currently unprofitable nuclear reactors be closed by Exelon Corporation leaves safe-energy advocacy groups wondering – was this report designed to deliberately mislead the Illinois Legislature?

Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: NUCLEAR INDUSTRY REPORT: DELIBERATELY DESIGNED TO MISLEAD LEGISLATURE? —  WATCHDOG WONDERS

…and NEIS Was There!

2,500 at NYC Climate March Send Message:  Nuclear Power? – NO Thanks!

At least 15 NEIS members went to New York City to march in the historic Climate March on Sept. 20th, marching with over 2,500

NEIS members with banner. L to R: Carol Kurz, Jan Boudart, Linda Lewison. Gloria Fallon out of picture to R.
NEIS members with banner. L to R: Carol Kurz, Jan Boudart, Linda Lewison. Gloria Fallon out of picture to R.

others from around the country in the event’s “No Nukes!” Nuclear Free/Carbon Free contingent.  A lot of our friends from Frack Free Illinois were also there.  Over 1,000 bright yellow flags and signs made an unmistakably clear point to New York and the world: “Nuclear Power? – No Thanks!” Continue reading …and NEIS Was There!