Beyond Nuclear is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization. Beyond Nuclear is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. Specifically, the organization aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic. The organization works with diverse partners and allies to provide its members, the public, government officials, and the media with the critical information necessary to move humanity toward a world beyond nuclear. 



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Staff can best be reached directly by email or on their cell phones:

Paul Gunter: 301.523-0201 

Kevin Kamps: 240.462.3216

Linda Gunter: 301.455.5655

Cindy Folkers: 240.354.4314

Our Beyond Nuclear Team


 Paul Gunter: Director, Reactor Oversight Project

 Paul Gunter specializes in reactor hazards and security of operating reactors; prevention of new reactor construction; regulatory oversight; climate change; the nuclear power-nuclear weapons connection; organizing and movement-building; radiation impacts on health; and wildlife impacts. Click on Paul's name to open full bio. 301.523.0201


Cindy Folkers: Radiation and Health Specialist; Administration;
Cindy Folkers specializes in radiation impacts on health; Congress watch; energy legislation; climate change, federal subsidies, and handles the administrative operations of Beyond Nuclear.Click on Cindy's name to open full bio. Cindy Folkers: 240.354.4313



Linda Pentz Gunter: International Specialist

Linda Pentz Gunter specializes in international nuclear issues. The central focus of her work is on organizing and collaboration within the international anti-nuclear movement. She also works on nuclear weapons and their link with nuclear power development. She is a member of the jury of the Nuclear-Free Future Awards and a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Click on Linda's name to open full bio. Linda Gunter: 301.455.5655

Kevin Kamps: Radioactive Waste Watchdog
Kevin Kamps specializes in high-level waste management and transportation; new and existing reactors; decommissioning; Congress watch; climate change; federal subsidies.Click on Kevin's name to open full bio. And see Kevin Kamps' 1992 Walk Across America for Mother Earth "Winter Count Poster" and key, documenting the cross country march that introduced him to anti-nuclear activism. A more detailed bio can be found here. 240.462.3216


Dr. Helen Caldicott. Dr Helen Caldicott, has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction. In the U.S. she co-founded the Physicians for Social Responsibility. The international umbrella group (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. She also founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND and now known as Women's Action for New Direction) in the US in 1980. She is the author of numerous books and currently hosts a radio show in the U.S. - If You Love This Planet.


Ed Asner. Edward Asner.  Ed is an American film and television actor and former President of the Screen Actors Guild, primarily known for his role as Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, Lou Grant. More recently, he provided the voice of Carl in Up and continues to tour in live theater productions.



Claus Biegert (Munich, Germany; journalist, anti-nuclear activist). Claus Biegert is a writer, filmmaker, and journalist. He iniated the World Uranium Hearing, held in 1992 in Salzburg, Austria, which led in 1998 to the creation of the Nuclear-Free Future Award (NFAA). Claus directed the NFFA until 2019. The NFFA honors the mainly unsung heroes of the global struggle against nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Claus has made numerous documentaries, has authored books and articles, and has deep connections with musicians and activists, many of them members of indigenous communities in North America and around the world.

Kay Drey (St. Louis, MO; anti-nuclear activist). Kay Drey, now retired, has worked for more than four decades as an advocate for the protection of the general public, workers and the environment from the hazards of nuclear power and radioactive waste. She made her first speech against nuclear power on November 13, 1974 before a Missouri State Senate committee and today still conducts research and maintains a comprehensive library used by media, government officials and members of the public.

Karl Grossman (Sag Harbor, NY; professor and journalist). Karl teaches at the State University of New York/College at Old Wesbury. He has been writing and making television programs about nuclear technology since 1974. His books include: Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power and his television documentaries include Three Mile Island Revisited and The Push to Revive Nuclear Power.

Lucas Hixson (Chicago, IL- Nuclear Researcher). Lucas Hixson is a nuclear researcher from Chicago, Illinois.  Lucas has actively partnered with various organizations to publish studies of operating and decommissioned nuclear power stations and nuclear weapons facilities across the United States. He also is the managing editor for Enformable Nuclear News, which is one of the top nuclear industry news services in the world.  Lucas also is known for his familiarity with the Freedom of Information Act and his coverage of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Robert K. Musil, Ph.D. (Bethesda, MD. CEO of the Rachel Carson Council.) Bob Musil is only the third CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, founded in 1965 to continue Carson's legacy. The Council works to inform and advise the public about the effects of pesticides that threaten the health, welfare, and survival of living organisms and biological systems. Musil is also a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University. He was for 14 years the Executive Director and CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is a graduate of Yale and Northwestern Universities and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.


In Memoriam

Lou Friedman (1934-2016) (Canton, CT; consultant; peace and environment). Lou Friedman's 20 years in secondary education culminated as the Director of an alternative multi-cultural high school. He then worked as a consultant, facilitator, producer and press coordinator in international environmental and peace organizations such as Promoting Enduring Peace, EarthKind, EKTAS, Int'l. (Russia), PACE (Peoples Action for Clean Energy) and Beyond Nuclear. 

Judith Johnsrud, Ph.D. (July 1, 1931-March 9, 2014). (State College, PA; radiation and nuclear power specialist). Judith's many decades of activism include work on: the geography of nuclear energy; its entire system of production, utilization, and waste isolation; radiation impacts on humans and the environment; and the problems of sequestration of "high-level,"  "low-level," and recycled radioactive wastes. 


Roger Herried: Activist, Abalone Alliance. Kristen Iversen: Author, Full Body Burden. Brian Keane: President, SmartPower.  Dr. M.V. Ramana:physicist, Science & Global Security, Princeton University. Dr. Marvin Resnikoff: Senior Associate, Radioactive Waste Management Associates. Gar Smith: journalist, author. Charmaine White Face: Indigenous rights activist, Defenders of the Black Hills.


Ed Asner, Ed Begley,Jr., Christie Brinkley, Susan Clark, David Cortright, James Cromwell, Judi Friedman (1935-2016), Keith Gunter, Joan MacIntosh, Friedrike Merck, John McEnroe, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Sarandon, Marilyn Strong (1951-2015), Steven Strong, Paul Winter, Gretchen Wyler (1932-2007).

For more about Beyond Nuclear, read our general organizational pamphlet.

Beyond Nuclear is a member of iCAN, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, the Apollo Alliance and the French network, Sortir du Nucleaire. Beyond Nuclear is on the Advisory Board of the Environmental Media Association and works in coalition with hundreds of groups and thousands of individuals around the world.