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NIRS PRESS RELEASES

 

2013

December 20, 2013. New Baucus tax proposal takes an Orwellian approach: would redefine dirty energy as clean. NIRS press release.

December 5, 2013. Michael Mariotte resigning as Executive Director January 1, 2014; Tim Judson named Acting Executive Director.

November 8, 2013. NIRS attempts delivery of 22,500+ petition signatures to Energy Secretary Moniz calling for end to taxpayer loan for construction of Vogtle reactors. DOE refuses to accept petitions, security forces deletion of photo documenting delivery.

October 30, 2013. NIRS delivers signatures of 42,000+ people urging stop to Mobile Chernobyl bill (S. 1240) to Senate Energy Committee. Press release.

September 16, 2013. 100+ organizations call on EPA to withdraw its dramatically weakened radiation standards.

August 2, 3013. NIRS and 65 more organizations tell NRC to strengthen rules prohibiting foreign ownership of U.S. reactor projects. Press release.

July 17, 2013. 120 groups, including NIRS, urge Obama to issue executive order making water national priority, move to clean energy. Press release and background info

May 24, 2013. Press Release on comments from 100 environmental/clean energy organizations in opposition to "consolidated interim storage" provisions in Senate Energy Committee discussion draft legislation on high-level radioactive waste.

April 15, 2013. EPA dramatically weakening radiation protection. News release from NIRS & Committee to Bridge the Gap.

April 10, 2013. GAO report finds NRC does not understand, nor do its regs adequately consider, "shadow evacuation" phenomenon at nuclear reactor sites. But report misses another key issue: Americans will want to be protected from radiation-induced cancer and disease, not just acute effects

March 11, 2013. On Fukushima Anniversary, NRC Commissioners Uphold Denial of License for Controversial Calvert Cliffs-3 Nuclear Reactor.

2012

October 31, 2012. Experts to testify at NRC hearing today: Major damage to region's wetlands predicted if proposed Levy County, Florida, reactors receive license. NIRS and Ecology Party of Florida are intervening against the license application.

August 30, 2012. In a historic decision, NRC Licensing Board supports NIRS and denies construction/operating license for Calvert Cliffs-3! Key decision here. NIRS press statement is here.

March 9, 2012. Fukushima anniversary to be marked by protests across U.S. and globe

March 8, 2012. American Nuclear Society is right on need to improve emergency planning; wrong on solutions.

February 15, 2012. NIRS and 37 organizations submit formal Petition for Rulemaking to NRC to expand emergency evacuation zones around U.S. nuclear reactors.

January 25, 2012: 88 organizations, 5400+ individuals tell Energy Secretary Steven Chu to reject Blue Ribbon Commission recommendations and act to prevent "interim" storage of radioactive waste and resultant widespread transportation of waste across U.S. Read more.

 

2011

October 18, 2011: NIRS Briefing Paper: Atomic Radiation is more Harmful to Women. Women as a group suffer significantly more from the impact of ionizing radiation than do men. Today Nuclear Information and Resource Service published a Briefing Paper that focuses on a dramatic fifty-percent greater incidence of cancer and fifty-percent greater rate of death from cancer among women, compared to the same radiation dose level to men. Read more.

June 10, 2011: NIRS Calls for Permanent  Shutdown of 23 U.S. General Electric
Mark I Reactors – Same Design as Fukushima
.
Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) has launched a new campaign to permanently close the 23 General Electric Mark I reactors currently operating in the United States. More than 3800 people have sent letters to President Obama, Congress and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in support of permanent shutdown just since Saturday afternoon (March
19)… Read more.

June 8, 2011: NIRS statement of solidarity with Italian anti-nuclear movement and support for June 12-13 referendum to prevent new nuclear reactor construction. On behalf of NIRS’ 35, 000 members, we write to express our solidarity with all in the Italian anti-nuclear movement and the June 12-13 referendum to prevent the construction of new nuclear reactors in Italy. Read more.

May 25, 2011: 180+ Organizations urge Congressional appropriators to end nuclear loan program. More than 180 organizations and small businesses today sent a hand-delivered letter to members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to reject President Obama’s request for $36 Billion in additional authority for the Title 17 nuclear loan program, and instead to end the program entirely. Read more.

April 22, 2011: Protests, rallies and other actions slated to occur in at least 16 states to commemorate 25th anniversary of Chernobyl catastrophe as well as ongoing Fukushima disaster. Anti-nuclear protests, rallies and other public events are scheduled to take place in at least 16 states in coming days to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe as well as the ongoing disaster at Fukushima. They will also draw attention to the need to end reliance on nuclear power in the U.S. Read more.

March 24, 2011: Statement of Michael Mariotte, NIRS executive director, at Friends of the Earth media briefing on implications of Fukushima on new U.S. reactor program. I will start by briefly mentioning Calvert Cliffs-3, the fourth reactor said to be on DOE’s shortlist for a taxpayer nuclear loan. As you know, UniStar Nuclear, the developer of Calvert Cliffs-3 was actually offered a loan last October. Read more.

 

2010

October 14, 2010: After Calvert Cliffs Collapse:  Two remaining top loan guarantee applicants seen as untenable. South Texas Project and V.C. Summer Reactor Trapped by Same “Powerful Undertow” of Unfavorable Economics, Cheap Natural Gas, Slumping Demand and Runaway Construction Costs That Caused the Collapse of Calvert Cliffs-3. Read more.

October 9, 2010: Statement of Michael Mariotte, NIRS Executive Director on Constellation Energy’s Announcement to End Participation in Calvert Cliffs-3 Nuclear Reactor Project. Constellation Energy has made the right decision – for the wrong reasons – in ending its involvement with the proposed Calvert Cliffs-3 nuclear reactor project on the shores of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. Read more.

 

More NIRS press releases from 2010 and earlier years.

 


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