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NEIS to IL Delegation: NO to Yucca and CIS

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

NEIS ACTION ALERT! Federal, state legislative actions threaten renewables, efficiency again; create new radioactive waste threats

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