Between 300,000 and 400,000 people marched in New York City on September 21 in the largest climate rally in history. The Peoples Climate March included a contingent that specifically drew attention to why nuclear power cannot address climate change. The March was designed to coincide with the UN summit on climate change that begins on September 23.
Beyond Nuclear's Radioactive Waste Watchdog, Kevin Kamps, took part in the Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Contingent at the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21st. The contingent likely comprised thousands of individuals -- part of the 300,000+ strong march -- representing a large number of anti-nuke groups and coalitions, carrying 650 "Nuclear Power? No Thanks!" flags, 200 "Don't Nuke the Climate" placards, and countless other signs and banners from anti-nuclear campaigns across the country. Read more of Kevin's recollections from the inspiring event here.
Beyond Nuclear, Citizens Environment Alliance of Southwestern Ontario, and Don't Waste Michigan, in coalition opposing Detroit Edison's application for a 20-year license extension at Fermi 2 on the Lake Erie shore in southeast MI (photo, left), have defended their intervention. Their Toledo-based attorney, Terry Lodge, filed the coalition's reply to objections filed a week earlier by DTE and NRC staff. The coalition's petition for leave to intervene and request for a hearing was filed by the Aug. 18th deadline.
Fermi 2 is the largest General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactor in the world. At 1,122 Megawatts-electric, it is nearly as big in size as Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 and 2's Mark I reactors put together. More.
As reported by the Associated Press, on the very day that the Canadian federal Environmental Assessment Joint Review Panel hearings ended, a U.S. Senate resolution was introduced in opposition to the proposed Ontario Power Generation Great Lakes shoreline radioactive waste dump. The bipartisan resolution is co-sponsored by Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow (Democrats from Michigan), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Mark Kirk (R-IL). The Senate Resolution has not yet been assigned an S.Res. number.
Please contact your own two U.S. Senators and urge them to support this Senate Resolution against the Canadian Great Lakes radioactive waste dump. You can phone them via the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, or find their other contact information (email address and/or webform, fax number, snail mail addresses) at the link provided above. More.
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