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Nuclear power cannot address climate change effectively or in time. Reactors have long, unpredictable construction times are expensive - at least $12 billion or higher per reactor. Furthermore, reactors are sitting-duck targets vulnerable to attack and routinely release - as well as leak - radioactivity. There is so solution to the problem of radioactive waste.

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Wednesday
Oct172018

10/17/18: Beyond Nuclear on Sputnik International's "Loud & Clear"

Wednesday
Oct102018

10/10/18: Beyond Nuclear on Sputnik International's "Loud & Clear"

Wednesday
Oct032018

Addressing Pennsylvania’s Atomic Reactor and Radioactive Waste Risks as the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Meltdown 40th Anniversary Approaches

Eric Epstein, Chairman of TMIA, introduces Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps and Paul GunterBeyond Nuclear's Reactor Oversight Project Director, Paul Gunter, and Radioactive Waste Specialist, Kevin Kamps, were honored and privileged to join with colleagues from Three Mile Island Alert (TMIA) -- Chairman Eric Epstein, and Security Consultant Scott Portzline -- for a press conference in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg on Oct. 2, 2018. Maureen Mulligan also helped organize the event.

As posted on TMIA's web site:

See the press advisory, here.

See a recording of the 41-minute long press conference, here.

See a 2.5 minute video entitled "Radioactive Waste Transport Risks in Pennsylvania," showing transport road and rail routes for irradiated nuclear fuel shipments by heavy-haul truck and train, from the Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island nuclear power plants. The video was captured by drone, and shows an aerial perspective on the shipment routes. (As shown in the aerial imagery, and as documented in the 2008 U.S. Department of Energy Yucca Mountain, Nevada High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement map in Appendix G, Figure G-36, Page G-128, as compared to a GIS rail and road network, the heavy-haul truck road route from Peach Bottom is on State Route 74, from Lower Chanceford, to Red Lion, to Dallastown, to York, where the irradiated nuclear fuel shipping containers would be loaded onto the Norfolk Southern railway; in the case of TMI, the irradiated nuclear fuel would use the Norfolk Southern railroad. A special thank you to Dr. Fred Dilger for documenting and confirming all of this in his 2017 documents, posted at the very top of the State of Nevada Agency for Nuclear Project's web site.) 

Watch "Eye-Witness to Rule-Breaking," a 2-minute video prepared by Scott Portzline, documenting both low-level and high-level radioactive waste transport incidents he observed with his own eyes, in and around his home in Harrisburg, PA.

Watch a 1-mintue animation entitled "Nuclear Waste Transport," also prepared by Portzline.

The Beyond Nuclear & TMIA press packets included: both state (see page 34 of 45) road and rail route maps, as well as close up maps of the Philadelphia (page 15 of 20) and Pittsburgh (page 16 of 20) area routes; the shipment numbers for PA (2,036 rail-sized casks, by heavy-haul truck and train, 657 truck-sized casks, by semi down roadways and interstate highways; see page 5 of 20), as well as a listing of the U.S. congressional districts -- every one in the state, except for the 8th district -- directly crossed by road and/or rail routes (pages 16-17 of 20); a Public Citizen fact sheet entitled "Everyone Knows That Accidents Happen: Nuclear Waste Transport Casks"; and a Beyond Nuclear newsletter on the TMI meltdown's 35th annual commemoration in 2014.

(Also see the TMI Truth section of Beyond Nuclear's web site, for more information; and this link has more info. about the mega-risks of high-level radioactive waste wet storage pool fires, with a case study at Peach Bottom.)

Wednesday
Oct032018

10/3/18: Beyond Nuclear on Sputnik International's "Loud & Clear"

Wednesday
Oct032018

10/3/18: Beyond Nuclear on Sputnik International's "Loud & Clear"