Congressional Briefing: “Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants: What Congress, Federal Agencies and Communities Need to Know”
WHEN: Monday, July 16 2018 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern
Live webcast will be streamed at: www.eesi.org/livecast
S.1903 – The Stranded Act Of 2017
NEIS would like to commend IL Sen. Tammy Duckworth and IL Rep. Brad Schneider for introduction of S.1903 and H.R. 3970 respectively – the “Stranded Act of 2017;” and acknowledge State Sen. Melinda…
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TWO NEIS TV SHOWS FROM CAN-TV CHICAGO
CAN-TV presents two shows sponsored by NEIS from the “Where Are the People: The Human Toll of the Nuclear Age, from Fermi to Fukushima” week, taped in Chicago as part of the observance of the 75th anniversary…
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CHICAGO– Two Better Government Association (BGA) reports on nuclear safety a year in the making document the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) systematic pattern of disregard for assertive and responsible regulation, and co-optation…
ACTION ALERT: House vote expected next week on Shimkus Bill to Re-Start Yucca Mt.
A vote is finally expected on the controversial H.R. 3053, the NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY ACT AMENDMENTS OF 2017. This bill is authored by Rep. John Shimkus…
ACTION ALERT! – Stop H.R. 3053 – Shimkus Bill Re-Starts Yucca Mt., build CIS facilities; House vote expected next week
A vote is finally expected on the controversial H.R. 3053, the NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY ACT AMENDMENTS OF 2017. This…
ACTION ALERT! – Stop H.R. 3053 – Shimkus Bill to Re-Start Yucca Mt., build CIS facilities; House vote expected next week; also Support H.R. 3671 – Tulsi Gabbard’s 100% Renewables Bill
Oppose H.R. 3053:
This bill would provide…
Remember when the publicly owned nuclear energy facility, Fort Calhoun, in Omaha Nebraska was trying to keep their facility operating and contracted with Exelon letting their own management team go? The owner, Omaha Public Power District, OPPD, didn’t want to reveal all of the severance packages they paid out. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1483 had to go to court to get a public entity to reveal what they did with public money. The flood that surrounded Fort Calhoun nuclear facility in 2011 and left it shutdown for almost 3 years really can be looked at as the start of a flood of events, pun intended, that lead to a waste of public money trying to save a sinking ship. Hundreds of millions of dollars spent fixing the facility to restart it, paying out severance to management, contracting with Exelon to take over and run it for 20 more years and the decision in 2016 to pull the plug after all, pay off Exelon and move forward with decommissioning the facility. All that over a span of five years. Nuclear energy could not have become what it is or continue to survive without the public sinking more money into it. Money that should be spent transforming the energy sector to renewable forms of energy. Note: The Cooper Nuclear energy facility, downstream of the Fort Calhoun, came within inches of having to shutdown this past week due to flooding on the Missouri River.
Must listen to show. Two of our very own interviewed on the Nuclear Hotseat Show. While we recommend listening to the whole show if you want to skip to the interviews we have provided the times at which the occur listed below.
Nuclear Hotseat Interviews
Cook Nuclear Facility Flooding 6:15 Paul Gunter, Director of the Reactor Oversight Project, Beyond Nuclear 21:15 Gail Snyder, Board President, NEIS, Nuclear Energy Information Service
Illinois legislation regarding Nuclear Energy 42:15 David Kraft, Director, NEIS, Nuclear Energy Information Service ... See MoreSee Less
The Nebraska State Patrol twitter feed has some photos that are informative to the flooding situation in Nebraska. Scrolling through and just looking at the pictures one can only wonder what chaos a nuclear emergency in the midst of all of the road and bridge damage might look like. How would people evacuate? The Cooper nuclear energy facility remains operational and is not expected to shutdown, this time. With the rainy season yet to come will this situation occur again this year? With scientists telling us that weather extremes will get worse in the future can we expect this to be an annual event? ... See MoreSee Less