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  • NIRS Statement on Green New Deal Resolution

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2019 Contact:   Tim Judson      301-270-6477  timj@nirs.org Green New Deal Needs More Green to Make Good on the Name Markey/Ocasio-Cortez Resolution Must Call for Phasing out Nuclear Power and Fossil Fuels Takoma Park, MD—Nuclear Information and Resource Service issued the following statement today on Sen. Markey’s (D-MA) and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s…

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  • Press Release: Don’t Nuke the Climate Statement on COP24

    For Immediate Release:       24December 2018   Contacts:         USA: Tim Judson, NIRS      +1 301 270 6477, timj@nirs.org Europe: Peer de Rijk, WISE-International           +31 20 6126368, director@wiseinternational.org South Africa: Makoma Lekalakala, Earthlife Africa, +27 82 682 9177, makoma@earthlife.org.za Germany: Kerstin Rudek, Don’t Nuke the Climate           +49 1590 21 54 831, kerstin.rudek@gmx.de Austria: Patricia Lorenz, Global 2000        +43…

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  • NIRS Releases Report at COP24 Global Climate Conference

    For Immediate Release:       7 December 2018 Contact:         Tim Judson, NIRS     +1 212-729-1169, timj@nirs.org Makoma Lekalakala, Earthlife Africa         +27 82 682 9177, makoma@earthlife.org.za Kerstin Rudek, Don’t Nuke the Climate Coalition  +49 159 02154831, kerstin.rudek@gmx.de No Nuclear Road to Paris New report concludes nuclear power “will play no meaningful role” in averting catastrophic warming Renewable energy pathways…

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  • Nixing Plant Vogtle project could save JEA hundreds of millions

    Jacksonville Electric Authority, a municipal utility company in Florida, is demanding that the Vogtle 3 and 4 reactors be canceled, after this month’s $2.3 billion cost increase, or it will sue to get out of the project, which now is over five years behind schedule and set to cost over $27 billion. According to JEA,…

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  • Church Rock, NM: Living with North America’s Worst Nuclear Disaster for 39 Years

    Thank you to MASE, the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment for contributions to this post. July 16 is a date that echoes repeatedly in the nuclear history of the U.S. — and especially loudly in the state of New Mexico, where three disastrous events have occurred on this date. In 1945, the first atomic…

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    Don’t Waste Asheville: A Gem of Appalachia

    I dubbed Asheville, NC the Crossroads of the Nuclear Heartland when I moved here in 2000 and brought with me an outpost of Nuclear Information and Resource Service. Two interstate highways, I-26 and I-40 intersect here, and it is somewhat amazing that these two join literally 300 feet above the Norfolk Southern Rail line. This…

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  • Don't Waste America: Our Fight Against Environmental Justice

    Don’t Waste America: Our Fight Against Environmental Injustice

    People in New Mexico are gearing up for the fight of their lives – and whether they win could affect the safety of communities throughout the country, including yours. Local officials of Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico have teamed up with a corporation called Holtec to propose a massive junkyard for nuclear waste.…

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    Don’t Waste Baltimore: The Time We Could’ve Lost Charm City

      Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons One of America’s great contemporary poets, Gil Scott-Heron – dubbed the godfather of rap – recorded one of his most iconic songs in 1977, “We Almost Lost Detroit,” about the partial meltdown at the Fermi nuclear power plant just miles from Motown. Not only Detroit, but the world was…

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    Don’t Waste America–No False Solutions to Nuclear Waste!

    Our country is facing a nuclear waste crisis. Over 70,000 metric tons of the most lethal waste ever created is piling up at nuclear power plants all over the United States.  After over 75 years of making this lethally radioactive waste, there are still no viable nuclear waste solutions that will help protect humans and…

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  • Celebrating the Birth of NIRS

    This year, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) will celebrate 40 years of tireless nuclear-free, carbon-free advocacy. When I joined NIRS in 2016, my staff position as Energy Democracy Specialist was a new venture for the organization. Yet the commitment to democratic decision-making, ownership and control of decentralized energy resources has been at the…

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