URGENT! – Stop H.R. 3053 – Shimkus Bill to Re-Start 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 bill is authored by Rep. John Shimkus (D.16 IL.), and has 7 Illinois co-sponsors at present, mostly those with nuclear plants in their districts or close ties to Exelon. Action on the bill had been postponed due to the recent massacre in Las Vegas.
This bill would provide funds and plans to restart the demonstrably faulty Yucca Mt. project in Nevada; and would also begin the process Continue reading ACTION ALERT!! URGENT! – Stop H.R. 3053 – Shimkus Bill to Re-Start Yucca Mt.
The following letter and a supplemental packet of supportive information (see NEIS Literature page for some of these) was submitted by U.S. mail and e-mail to the entire Illinois Delegation to Congress today, urging them to oppose the re-start of the Yucca Mt. site, and “centralized interim storage” (CIS) of reactor spent fuel. NEIS urged instead that Congress support the use of “hardened on-site storage” (HOSS) of reactor spent fuel, and get on with a legitimately scientific investigation for a permanent deep-geologic disposal facility for the wastes.
Legislation (H.R.3053) supporting Yucca and CIS is expected to be voted on in the House in early October. (See Action Alert of 9/21/17 below). Continue reading NEIS to IL Delegation: NO to Yucca and CIS
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 funds and plans to restart the faulty Yucca Mt. project in Nevada; and would also begin the process and funding of “centralized interim storage” (CIS) facilities operated by private companies. Several sites are being targeted in West Texas and Continue reading ACTION ALERT!! Stop pro-Yucca Mt./CIS bills
Federal, state legislative actions threaten renewables, efficiency again; create new radioactive waste threats
If you believe in safe energy and a less-nuclear world, we ask you to take immediate action on two urgent issues described below.
Actions in Springfield threaten to take away some of the hard-won renewable energy gains of the last year, as the proposed Gov. Rauner budget calls for “sweeping” dedicated renewable energy funds as part of his proposed budget balancing fix.
In Washington D.C. Rep. John Shimkus’ (R. IL-15) again proposes re- Continue reading NEIS ACTION ALERT! Federal, state legislative actions threaten renewables, efficiency again; create new radioactive waste threats
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 State Park in Zion.
What is perhaps most disturbing is what is NOT being reported about this incident: that those dramatic photos were taken a ten minute walk south of the 1000+ tons of high-level radioactive wastes (HLRW) being stored at Exelon’s Zion Nuclear Power Station, currently undergoing decommissioning. [See: Google Maps] Continue reading PRESS STATEMENT Alleged Zion-ISIS Terrorists a Nuclear Wake Up Call — We Hope
NRC COMMISSIONERS TOW NUCLEAR INDUSTRY LINE ONCE AGAIN, CONDUCT TAINTED VOTE ON RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE, ALLOW CONTINUED REACTOR LICENSING
As a courtesy to our colleagues at NIRS near Washington, D.C., we forward the attached press release concerning the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) decision released today that, “adopts the findings of the GEIS regarding the environmental impacts of storing spent fuel at any reactor site after the reactor’s licensed period of operations.” In a separate ruling the NRC lifted its moratorium on new reactor Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: NRC’s “waste confidence” ruling earns “no confidence” with the public