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Freeze Our Fukushimas

"Freeze Our Fukushimas" is a national campaign created by Beyond Nuclear to permanently suspend the operations of the most dangerous class of reactors operating in the United States today; the 23 General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactors, the same flawed design as those that melted down at Fukushima-Daiichi in Japan.

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Tuesday
Feb212012

State of Vermont appeals federal district court ruling allowing Vermont Yankee reactor to operate past March 21, 2012

State of Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell

Entergy Nuclear's Vermont Yankee atomic reactor is a GE BWR Mark I, identical in design to Fukushima Daiichi Units 1-4.

As reported by Reuters, the State of Vermont's Attorney General, William Sorrell, has appealed U.S. federal district judge Garvan Murtha's Jan. 19, 2012 ruling allowing Entergy Nuclear to continue operating the Vermont Yankee atomic reactor past the expiration of its original 40 year license on March 21, 2012.

In a media release posted on his website, Vermont AG Sorrell stated  “We have strong arguments to make on appeal. The district court’s decision improperly limits the State’s legitimate role in deciding whether Vermont Yankee should operate in Vermont beyond March 21, 2012. The court’s undue reliance on the discussions among our citizen legislators, expert witnesses, advocates, and their constituents has the potential to chill legislative debates in the future. Left unchallenged, this decision could make it harder for ordinary Vermonters to clearly state their views in future legislative hearings.”

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin expressed support for the appeal, stating: 

“As I said when the court opinion was issued, I do not agree with Judge Murtha’s decision.  We as a state have had many important and legitimate concerns with Entergy Louisiana and its operation of Vermont Yankee that are not reflected in the opinion.  I support the Attorney General’s work in getting a positive result on appeal.  Meanwhile, my administration will be focusing on the state’s continuing authority over Vermont Yankee.”

Tuesday
Feb212012

Many new events added to March Against Nuclear Madness

If you are not on Facebook and cannot post your events to our March Against Nuclear Madness page, please send them by email to linda@beyondnuclear.org and they will be added to the calendar. See our updated calendar of global events here.

Tuesday
Feb142012

Updated calendar - March Against Nuclear Madness events

Many new events listed. See attached calendar for details.

Wednesday
Feb012012

New March Against Nuclear Madness events!

See the calendar here for newly added events, corrections and updates.

Monday
Jan302012

Calendar of events to date

The March Against Nuclear Madness will be compiling a global (but mainly US) calendar of events for the month of march on our March Against Nuclear Madness Facebook page. Here is the current calendar as it stands to date.