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A Mountain of Waste 70 Years High: Ending the Nuclear Age

NEIS is proud to present this permanent web page of materials resulting from the successful “A Mountain of Waste 70 Years High: Ending the Nuclear Age” conference held December 1-3, 2012 in Chicago and organized by NEIS, Beyond Nuclear, Friends of the Earth and others. Visit the page >

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Ongoing Fukushima Disaster “Sanitized” for the Olympics?

August 16, 2018 Dr. Norma Field, professor emeritus of Japanese Studies at the University of Chicago, and Dr. Yuki Miyamoto, ethicist and professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University are interviewed by Jerome McDonnell on his “Worldview”…

The Dog Days of Summer…NEIS Summer Update

It’s August already.  They don’t call this time of year “the dog days” for nothing.  After a pretty frenetic Spring, things have slowed down a bit.  But that doesn’t mean that nothing is happening.  We at NEIS are using this relatively…

“Tour the Moore” Program Introduced at Hiroshima Observance

A new NEIS “Know Nukes” program made its debut this August 6th at the Chicago Hiroshima  Anniversary Observance, held at the site of the Henry Moore Sculpture to Nuclear Power on the campus of the University of Chicago.  The site – memorialized…
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What nuclear retirement could mean for Illinois & the Midwest

Written By Kari Lydersen, Energy News Network, July 13, 2018. Members of Congress are scheduled to receive a briefing next week from nuclear energy experts and watchdogs on pending nuclear waste storage proposals and the decommissioning…
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EDITORIAL: Time To End The Utility Bailout Nonsense

  When he was 11, my stepson taught me one of the most valuable Life-lessons I’ve learned when he said, “You know Dave, man isn’t a “rational” animal.  He’s a “rationalizing” one!” Truer words have never been spoken…

“Nuclear Hotseat” Skewers U OF C’s “Nuclear Reaction” Bubble-Babble

A week after the “Nuclear Reaction” party ended at University of Chicago, and the dusty fallout from the artsy multi-colored mushroom cloud simulation settled to the Earth, producer Libbe HaLevy’s Nuclear Hotseat show took the University…

Nuclear Experts Ask: “Where Are the People?” as Nuclear Age Ends

NEIS’ “The End of the Nuclear Age: Where are the People?” week continued Thursday,  Nov. 30th,  featuring nuclear expert, engineer, and former nuclear utility vice-president Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education Corp, and…

IL Delegation: No to Yucca & 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…

Illinois’ Nuclear Power Watchdog since 1981

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More than $38 billion

is spent on nuclear waste per year

57 nuclear accidents

have occurred in the US since the Chernobyl disaster


of all nuclear-related accidents have occurred in the U.S.

1000’s of years

from now nuclear waste will remain radioactive

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Action Alerts

Stop H.R. 3053

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…

Shimkus Bill Re-Starts Yucca Mt.

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…

Stop Pro-Yucca Mt./CIS Bills

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…
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