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PRESS RELEASE: CANCER RATE IN GRUNDY COUNTY, SITE OF DRESDEN NUKE PLANT, AMONG HIGHEST IN ILLINOIS, WORST FOR RADIATION-SENSITIVE CANCERS

CANCER RATE IN GRUNDY COUNTY, SITE OF DRESDEN NUKE PLANT, AMONG HIGHEST IN ILLINOIS, WORST FOR RADIATION-SENSITIVE CANCERS Embargoed until September 30, 2021, 10 a.m. Central Standard Time Contact: Joseph Mangano, (484) 948-7965; David…
courtesy of NIRS
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NEIS Action Alert: Say “NO!” to $60+ Billion Nuke Subsidies in BBB Act

Say “NO!” to $60+ Billion Nuke Subsidies in BBB Act Congress is set to begin voting on the Build Back Better Act as early as this week.  Huge subsidies for nuclear and fossil fuels are imbedded in a so-called climate bill.  It’s up…
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PRESS RELEASE: Build Back Better Act: Climate Salvation? Or Trojan Horse? --details reveal massive spending on “false climate solutions”

PRESS RELEASE Build Back Better Act: Climate Salvation? Or Trojan Horse? Devils in the details reveal massive spending on “false climate solutions,” safe-energy advocates reveal WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Close inspection of the mark-up language…
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PRESS STATEMENT: NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER BAILOUTS

PRESS STATEMENT: NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER BAILOUTS Monday, September 13, 2021 Chicago – Today, hundreds of citizens around the country are contacting their elected representatives to Congress to urge them to remove…
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PRESS RELEASE: National Day of Opposition to Nuclear Bailouts in Chicago  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 13 , 2021  Chicago – On a day that saw the Illinois legislature approve another $694 million in nuclear power bailout money to profitable Exelon corporation, safe-energy activists in cities all over the country…
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ACTION ALERT -- Make calls to Congress to stop nuclear bailouts in Reconciliation Bill

Say  “NO!” to Exelon Nuclear Bailouts! $694 million from Illinois Legislature expected to pass on Monday, Sept. 13 As much as $25 BILLION could go to Exelon from Congress On Monday Sept. 13th the Illinois Legislature and Gov.…
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Letter to the Editor: Media Portrayed Opposition to Nuke Plant Bailouts Oversimplified, Incomplete

An otherwise excellent Chicago Tribune summary of the proposed Comprehensive Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CCEJA) was marred by the oversimplified one-line explanation for critics’ opposition to continued Exelon nuclear plant bailouts. …
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ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #25: NUCLEAR BAILOUT UPDATES - The “Bailout Blues Show”  Continues

Sept. 3, 2021 This originally was going to be a “summer summary” of NEIS’ work.  However, the importance and prominence of the proposed nuclear bailouts at both the Illinois-State and federal levels argued for a delay of that idea,…
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PRESS RELEASE: 240+ Organizations Sign Letter Opposing Subsidies for Nuclear Power in Infrastructure Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C -- Over 240 organizations, including Friends of the Earth, Indigenous Environmental Network, Food & Water Watch, The League of Women Voters, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Public Citizen, Nuclear Information and Resource…
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ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #24: “…and when the rivers don’t flow?....then what?...”

In previous installments of this series, NEIS has attempted to keep the size down to 1-2 pages max.  This issue it too important to confine to that limit. A major paper was recently released that raises a serious performance issue for those…
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THE CORROSIVE EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR BAILOUTS

THE CORROSIVE EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR BAILOUTS David Kraft, Director, Nuclear Energy Information Service July 15, 2021 Nuclear bailouts represent the government’s way of turning people into utility ATM machines.  At the state level, that…
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PRESS RELEASE -- Nuke Bailouts Worsen Climate Change: REPORT

REPORT: $50 BILLION NUCLEAR BAILOUT WOULD UNDERMINE BIDEN CLIMATE AND INFRASTRUCURE GOALS Economic Analysis Shows $10-50 Billion In Proposed Nuclear Subsidies Would Subvert Biden’s Infrastructure Plans; Best Investment for Jobs, Climate…

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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

2/3

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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NEIS Action Alert: Say “NO!” to $60+ Billion Nuke Subsidies in BBB Act

Say “NO!” to $60+ Billion Nuke Subsidies in BBB Act Congress is set to begin voting on the Build Back Better Act as early as this week.  Huge subsidies for nuclear and fossil fuels are imbedded in a so-called climate bill.  It’s up…
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ACTION ALERT -- Make calls to Congress to stop nuclear bailouts in Reconciliation Bill

Say  “NO!” to Exelon Nuclear Bailouts! $694 million from Illinois Legislature expected to pass on Monday, Sept. 13 As much as $25 BILLION could go to Exelon from Congress On Monday Sept. 13th the Illinois Legislature and Gov.…
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TAIL WAGGING THE DOG AGAIN ON ENERGY LEGISLATION

Sunday, May 30, 2021 The last phase of Exelon’s “Nuclear Hostage Crisis” is playing out in the final legislative negotiations over a comprehensive state energy future.  Once again Exelon and its labor allies are the tail attempting…