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PRESS STATEMENT: ON INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE STRIKE DAY – NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT A VIABLE CLIMATE CRISIS SOLUTION

PRESS STATEMENT: ON INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE STRIKE DAY – NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT A VIABLE CLIMATE CRISIS SOLUTION September 23, 2022 Today’s Fridays for the Future Climate Strike called out tens of thousands of people worldwide –…
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UKRAINE/CHERNOBYL UPDATES By Gail Snyder, Board President, NEIS

UPDATE:  4/9/22 The IAEA:  “You had one job, only one job.  And…” CNN has made it to Chernobyl before the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA. The IAEA has expressed only an intense sense of urgency regarding getting into…
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Op-Ed: Beware HB-5589 – a Trojan Horse for More Nuclear Bailouts

With the nuclear reactor crisis emerging in Ukraine as a backdrop, a bill – HB 5589 -- has been introduced in the Illinois Legislature that would remove a decades-old moratorium on constructing new nuclear reactors in Illinois. This moratorium…
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ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #30: Ukraine War Reminds Us – No Room for Nuclear Power in Our Future

2022 has been quite a year so far.  No sooner do we begin recovering from the gut-punching reminder of “Don’t Look Up!” that we have a potentially civilization ending Climate Code Red to contend with, and fast, when along comes – Russia. Suddenly,…
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UKRAINE NUCLEAR UPDATE --  3/6/2022

          UKRAINE NUCLEAR UPDATE --  3/6/2022, 9 pm (CST) Gail Snyder, NEIS Board President Ukraine has 4 sites with a total of 15 operational reactors, Chernobyl is also a nuclear site of…
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Ukraine Nuclear update: 10 pm, Thursday, March 3, 2022 -- Chernobyl, Zaporizhzhya

Ukraine Nuclear update: 10 pm, Thursday, March 3, 2022 Like many of you we are watching the situation in Ukraine with the nuclear power plants unfold as if our worst nightmare is coming true.  By Gail Snyder, NEIS Board President CHERNOBYL The…
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Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Indicted

"Public Official A"  -- the former Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan -- has (finally) been indicted under the charges of racketeering, relating to the ComEd lobbying scandal of 2020.  It ultimately led to Madigan leaving his post…
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ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #29: When Nuclear Power Meets War

ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #29: When Nuclear Power Meets War Feb. 24, 2022 As I write this, the World is greeted with the news that Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  The feeling in my stomach is the same…
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ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #28: Getting Our Money’s Worth with Nuclear Power? Caveat Emptor!

ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #28: Getting Our Money’s Worth with Nuclear Power? Caveat Emptor! Feb. 12, 2022 The recent $694 million bailout of 6 Constellation (nee Exelon) nuclear reactors in Illinois was not good news for ratepayers,…
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ACTION ALERT: bill proposed to repeal Illinois nuclear reactor construction moratorium

Oppose HB5589, a bill that repeals Illinois nuclear reactor construction moratorium HB5589 was introduced on January 28 by Rep. Mark L. Walker (D,  53rd District) of Arlington Heights.  The bill in essence repeals a provision of the Public…
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ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #26: BEWARE THE POST-COP-26 NUCLEAR HUCKSTERS Nov. 22, 2021

ILLINOIS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION #26: BEWARE THE POST-COP-26 NUCLEAR HUCKSTERS Nov. 22, 2021 COP-26 and its aftermath have seen a dramatic rise in nuclear power being marketed as a “solution” needed to fight climate disruption. …
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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…
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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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STATEMENT ON NEW EXELON BAILOUT RANSOM PROPOSAL

Illinois Legislators should oppose Exelon’s current $700 million nuclear ransom demand.  You can’t build an energy future by bailing out the past. Recent revelations [1] that Exelon’s business partner EDF is curbing its enthusiasm…

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