"Uranium? Leave It In the Ground!" film showing & discussion, Nov. 16


Beyond Nuclear statement regarding NRC Chairman Macfarlane's announced resignation

NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane just announced her resignationBeyond Nuclear has issued the following statement regarding NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane's announced resignation, just a year and a half into her current five-year term:

"Chairman Macfarlane took some principled and important steps toward restoring the NRC’s integrity and upholding its public safety mission statement, but failed to fulfill them.

Unfortunately, the 'go along to get along' strategy is inherently hamstrung, particularly given the many ferocious industry policy fights raging throughout the agency...

Sometimes there is no successful righting of any ship of state after its credibility has sunk just so low..." More.


Five Laureates receive Nuclear-Free Future Award 2014

The Nuclear Free Future Award 2014 hosted in Munich goes to five outstanding individuals dedicated to preserve the planet and future generations from nuclear madness.  Since 1998, the central message of the foundation is “Leave the uranium in the earth !”

The 2014 awardees with their bios are:

Aileen Mioko Smith for breaking through the wall of nuclear lies in Japan.

Golden Misabiko for courageous work exposing the corruption of uranium mining in Congo.

Joseph Laissin Mailong for innovative work installing wind turbines in Cameroon.

Professor Edmund Lengfelder for pioneering work in mapping radioactive contamination from the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe.

Hans Schuierer for political courage and his stand against the Wackersdorf nuclear reprocessing facility.


Beyond Nuclear on Thom Hartmann regarding Fukushima

EcoWatch has featured Beyond Nuclear's Radioactive Waste Watchdog, Kevin Kamps, on Thom Hartmann's "The Big Picture" t.v. show, speaking about Woods Hole's Dr. Ken Buesseler's detection of Fukushima radioactive contamination in the open ocean off the west coast of North America.

Beyond Nuclear's Reactor Oversight Project Director, Paul Gunter, appeared on Thom Hartmann's radio show earlier in the day on Tuesday, Oct. 21st.


Return of the Yucca dump zombie?!

Political cartoon by Jim Day of the Las Vegas Review Journal (be sure to count the toes!)Despite hoots and hollers from nuclear industry lobbyists and their friends in Congress, the publication of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Yucca Mountain radioactive waste dump  Safety Evaluation Report volume, entitled "Repository Safety After Permanent Closure," does not herald the dump's resurrection. To the contrary, the State of Nevada, its congressional delegation, and their powerful allies in the U.S. Senate -- backed by a thousand or so environmental groups across the country -- remain adamantly, and tirelessly, committed to preventing the still-cancelled, unfunded, scientifically unsuitable dump-site from ever opening. More.