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On the 6th Anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Water IS Life: Stop Polluting the Pacific Ocean! Today, we observe the 6th anniversary of the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan.  Six years after what is arguably the world’s worst nuclear disaster, one which was avoidable even under the extraordinary conditions of the massive earthquake and tsunami of […]

NEIS Director talks nuke bailouts on Solartopia show

WILL NUCLEAR POWER’S DEATH SPIRAL KILL US ALL? Harvey Wasserman’s Solartopia show of March 9th, featured the Moe, Larry and Curly of the anti-nuclear movement – Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, Tim Judson of Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and Dave Kraft of Chicago’s Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS). We discuss Fukushima on the 6th […]

End the “NUCLEAR HOSTAGE CRISES” Now!

Letter to the Editors      The “nuclear hostage crisis” is finally over.  Governor Rauner and the Illinois Legislature has ordered all Illinois ratepayers to pay the $2.35 billion ransom to Exelon Corporation over the next ten years, ostensibly to save the ~1,500 jobs at the Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear reactors.  That amounts to […]

Beware the Nuclear Bailouts – and Hucksters

An old Mark Twain adage states that a falsehood gets half-way around the world before Truth gets its boots on.  Its wisdom and accuracy is thoroughly proven – by the fact that Mark Twain was probably not the one who said this. The wisdom of the adage has again been amply demonstrated by recent articles […]

Illinois Governor Signs Excelon Nuclear Bailout Bill

Insures continued nuclear risks and radioactive waste generation. CHICAGO–  Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Exelon nuclear bailout bill into law today, insuring over the next 10 years a legislatively mandated  $2.35 billion rate hike, and the production of nearly 900 tons of additional high-level radioactive wastes and the other risks that nuclear power poses for […]

NEIS BOARD PRESIDENT INTERVIEWED ABOUT PALISADES CLOSURE

Entergy Corp. has announced that it will be closing down the Palisades nuclear reactor near Covert, MI, earlier than expected. NEIS Board President Gail Snyder was interviewed about Palisades by NBC News Chicago in December. Gail’s family has property in the area near Palisades. Listen to her here:

NEIS CONTENDS “NO RATIONAL BASIS FOR EXELON NUCLEAR BAILOUT”

35-year old environmental, safe-energy group sends strongly worded letter to legislators advising rejection of corporate “wealth transfer”  CHICAGO–  In a strongly worded letter to state officials warning of “no rational basis for the Exelon nuclear bailout,” a 35-year old Illinois environmental organization today urged legislators to reject the proposed bailout. Calling it “a ‘wealth transfer’ […]

EXELON BILL IS CORPORATE WELFARE BAILOUT, NEIS CONTENDS

Exelon bill designed to bailout failing nuclear plants, transfer wealth, kill renewables, NEIS testifies SPRINGFIELD, May 16, 2016— Nuclear Energy Information Service of Chicago testified today before the Illinois State Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee that the new Exelon legislation amounted to a “corporate welfare bailout” designed to kill renewable energy and “transfer wealth from […]

REPORT INDICATES MOST EXELON IL REACTORS ON LIST OF “NEAR MISSES”

NRC regulators cited for “major misses,” lack of safety culture CHICAGO—All but three of Exelon’s 11 operating reactors in Illinois are reported as having “near misses” events – events that qualify a precursors to potential meltdowns, according to both a Greenpeace Report released today, and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) documents on which the […]

FUKUSHIMA AT 5, CHORNOBYL AT 30

OPPORTUNITIES MISSED, LESSONS NOT LEARNED The 5th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster seems an apt time to recall the advice of philosopher and essayist George Santayana, who warned: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  Regrettably, the Orwellian truth is that the history of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster is […]