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Waste Transportation

The transportation of radioactive waste already occurs, but will become frequent on our rails, roads and waterways, should irradiated reactor fuel be moved to interim or permanent dump sites.

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Friday
Dec032010

Dr. Gordon Edwards submits outstanding comments to CNSC opposing radioactive steam generator shipping and "recycling" plan

Dr. Gordon EdwardsDr. Gordon Edwards, President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, has shown yet again why he was awarded the Nuclear-Free Future Award in 2006 ("for his enduring role in demystifying nuclear technology helping the public to understand its radioactive predicament") with his "Supplementary Comments on the Proposed Transport of Steam Generators" submitted to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission on November 22nd.

Wednesday
Dec012010

"Ship happens? Plan to transport radioactive materials on Great Lakes creates ripples of protest"

The Detroit Metro Times has published a provocatively titled article -- "Ship happens? Plan to transport radioactive materials on Great Lakes creates ripples of protest," about Bruce Nuclear's proposal to transport 16 radioactive steam generators from Ontario to Sweden via the Great Lakes and connecting rivers. Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps is quoted. Readers of the article are encouraged to comment upon it, so please do!

Tuesday
Nov302010

U.S. Senator Russ Feingold thanked for his leadership against radioactive waste risks

U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin.The Honorable Russ Feingold, Democratic U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, was just thanked by Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps in an op-ed, published in the Madison, WI Cap Times, for his leadership in opposing the risks of radioactive waste transporation on the Great Lakes, as well as radioactive waste "recycling" into consumer products. Sen. Feingold, who has served Wisconsin for 18 years in the U.S. Senate, just lost his re-election bid on Nov. 2nd. He and his stellar staff will be sorely missed

Tuesday
Nov302010

Erie, PA Times-News: "Kamps: Casey joins effort to protect lakes"

U.S. Senator Robert Casey, Jr., Democrat of Pennsylvania.The Erie, Pennsylvania Times-News online edition has published an op-ed by Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps, praising U.S. Robert Casey, Jr. (Democrat-Pennsylvania) for his opposition to the proposed shipment of 16 radioactive steam generators from Canada to Sweden via the Great Lakes for so-called "recycling" into consumer products. A similar op-ed by Kevin appeared in the Buffalo News on Nov. 4th, thanking U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (Democrats from New York) for likewise protecting the Great Lakes from radioactive waste transportation, and questioning the wisdom of "recycling" radioactive waste into consumer products.

Wednesday
Nov242010

50 municipalities, representing over 2 million Québec residents, opposed to radioactive steam generator shipment on St. Lawrence River

Beyond Nuclear ally Michel Fugère in Québec reports that Gaetan Ruest, Mayor of Amqui and head of the 300 municipalities  endorsing the "Municipal Regroupement in Québec," yesterday made a supplemental submission (in French) to the CNSC. The updated number of municipalities endorsing resolutions ("The Fate of Nuclear Power in Québec: A Choice for Society!" and "Resolution to ban the transport of radioactive steam generators via the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence," both also in French) against the Bruce Power radioactive steam generator shipment, as of November 20th, 2010, is 50 municipalities. Additionally, 5 MRC have endorsed the resolution. Altogether, these municipalities represent 455,000 people. Adding Montréal, which has its own resolution against the Bruce proposal, then over 2 million people in Québec, out of a total population of about 7.5 million in Canada's second most populous province, are represented through their municipal leaders in opposition to the radioactive steam generator shipment.