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…

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…

“Polar-vortex resistant nuclear” not so “resistant” after all

CHICAGO—Nuclear proponents like Exelon Corporation are quick to claim that nuclear power was “reliable energy” during last year’s “polar vortex” days  compared to its fossil fuel rivals. It seems that crowing may have been premature. The…
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NEIS rebuts “Nuclear Matters” talking head

A number of us in Chicago were rolling our eyes and yelling at our radios listening to former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, now spokesperson for the Exelon sponsored “Nuclear Matters” interviewedyesterday on our local public radio…

NRC Nuclear agency rejects effort to close dangerous U.S. “Fukushima” reactors

As a courtesy to our friends and colleagues at Beyond Nuclear, we forward the attached press release.  It announces a decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the federal agency charged with protecting the public from the radiation…

Report Indicates Illinois Would Survive Closure of 5 Exelon Reactors

CHICAGO—Despite some notable flaws, a report assembled by 4 state agencies to study the effects of closing five uneconomic Exelon nuclear reactors in Illinois came to a reassuring conclusion:  Illinois will survive, and WITHOUT having to…
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Dangerous Uranium Hexafluoride Leak Worse Than Initially Reported, Regulator Says

UPDATE CHICAGO– A more serious incident occurred at the Honeywell Uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois than was originally reported by the plant operators to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC Event Report states, “DISCOVERY…

Leak of Toxic Uranium Hexafluoride

Metropolis Radiation Site Emergency In cooperation with CHICAGO– The Honeywell Metropolis Works facility in Metropolis, Illinois has reported another leak of Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6), a radioactive and toxic chemical compound,…

…and NEIS Was There!

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 others from around the country in the event’s “No Nukes!” Nuclear Free/Carbon Free contingent.  A lot of…

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