People's Climate March - Chicago

“Carbon-Free/Nuclear-Free by 2040!” – or, we’re toast. NEIS was honored to march with the national Veterans for Peace as part of their national conference in Chicago, Aug. 13th. The VFP theme was: “Education! NOT Militarization!”…

CAN-TV Tapes Fukushima Protest in Chicago

Fukushima Rally and Observance Two absolutely brilliant statements about the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan are captured by Chicago media treasure CAN-TV on the 6th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. Ten NEIS supporters staged…

Alleged Zion-ISIS Terrorists a Nuclear Wake Up Call — We Hope

Today’s Chicagoland press accounts of the arrest of two alleged ISIS supporters — Yusuf Abdulhaqq and Schimento – aka Abdul Wali – show the pair holding the ISIS flag while standing in front of the “Welcome” sign for Illinois Beach…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…
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RADIATION MONITORING PROJECT HOLDS FIRST TRAINING

NEIS hosted the first training session of the newly formed Radiation Monitoring Project (RMP) in Chicago on October 30th.  Nuclear researcher Lucas Hixson of Enformable Environmental Services of Michigan conducted an intensive training for…

Stop Fukushima Freeways Campaign Kicks Off

Extremely Dangerous and Radioactive Nuclear Waste Shipments CHICAGO – Thousands of nuclear waste shipments would cross through Illinois, if Congressional plans for the country’s first nuclear waste repository in Nevada move forward.…

WASHINGTON D.C. PSC REJECTS EXELON’S PROPOSED MERGER WITH PEPCO

Rejection a huge defeat for Exelon, and loss of a regulated market to abuse CHICAGO—Exelon Corporation was handed a stunning defeat today when the Washington, D.C. Public Services Commission (PSC) rejected Exelon’s merger bid with East…
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GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE $8,000.00 IN ANONYMOUS DONATION FOR “RADIATION MONITORING PROJECT”

Chicago, IL.—The “Radiation Monitoring Project”, a national initiative to establish monitoring of radioactivity in communities contaminated by the nuclear fuel chain, received over half its $15,000 fundraising goal in a single anonymous…

THE COUNTDOWN ON ILLINOIS’ ENERGY FUTURE CONTINUES!

PART 2: “NUCLEAR: IT ISN’T CLEAN, GREEN OR RENEWABLE” CHICAGO- [NOTE: With the Illinois Legislative session scheduled to end May 31st, and the Legislature soon to vote on the future direction of Illinois energy services, NEIS is initiating…

THE 20-DAY COUNTDOWN ON ILLINOIS’ ENERGY FUTURE BEGINS!

PART 1: “IS IT REALLY THE JOBS, STUPID?” CHICAGO-–  [NOTE:  With 20 days left for the Illinois Legislature to decide the future direction of Illinois energy services, NEIS is initiating a series of releases over the next three weeks…

THE END OF NUCLEAR POWER?

TESLA REVOLUTIONARY NEW BATTERY SINKS EXELON’S BOGUS ARGUMENTS, FORCES LEGISLATURE TO CHOOSE THE FUTURE OVER THE PAST CHICAGO-–  One Thursday April 30, Elon Musk of the TESLA Corporation announced the development of home and utility…

“Alms for Exelon” (faux-)fun(d)raiser

Part 2: ‘Bake Sale against Bailouts’ at Exelon HQ CHICAGO-–  An organization conducting “Alms for Exelon” street fun(d)raisers for the self-proclaimed impoverished nuclear utility Exelon Corporation conducted the second of a…

Fukushima nuclear disaster turns 4

The accident continues CHICAGO—The nuclear disaster at Fukushima enters its fourth year today, and the more things change, the more they remain the same, a local nuclear watchdog organization observes. “We’re entering year four…

EXELON LEGISLATION, FERC COMMENTS A “DECLARATION OF WAR” ON RENEWABLES AND EFFICIENCY, GROUP ASSERTS

CHICAGO—The release of its long-awaited bailout legislation, coupled with presentations made before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week add up to a declaration of war against renewables and energy efficiency by Exelon…

Exelon (faux-)fun(d)raiser ‘total failure,’ groups say

CHICAGO–  An organization conducting an “alms for Exelon” street fun(d)raiser for the impoverished utility admits that the event was “a total failure.” “To try to prevent Illinois ratepayers from having to fork over $580 million…

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