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    Anniversaries: Remember and Take Action

    This week is the 75th anniversary of the first uses of nuclear weapons in warfare: the atomic bombings of Hiroshima on August 6, and of Nagasaki on August 9. The horrific suffering and loss of life continue to this day, even as the numbers of survivors—the Hibakusha—who lived to testify to the reality of nuclear…

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    The Black Lives Matter fight is our fight—and here’s why (part 1)

    NIRS has united in support of the Movement for Black Lives and Black-led mobilizations throughout the country for racial justice and equity. We are in an historic moment, in which fundamental, transformative change to dismantle structural racism and institutions of repression and violence is both necessary and possible. As a country, we must rise to…

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  • So-called “advanced” nuclear reactors are not the answer to climate change

    Recently, we asked our supporters to send comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in order to prevent a very bad decision, with serious implications for environmental and climate justice. The NRC is proposing to create regulatory shortcuts for building what it labels small-scale “advanced” nuclear reactors (ANRs) – including issuing a generic environmental impact…

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  • A new vision for a carbon-free, nuclear-free world

    Our fight to phase out nuclear energy is about much more than just one type of dirty energy. It’s part of a broader goal: a carbon-free, nuclear-free world powered by clean, renewable energy. That’s the only way we can overcome the challenges of climate change. In pursuing that goal, we have always tried to include…

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  • Nuclear workers are essential to nuclear safety. Tell our leaders to protect them.

    When we think about frontline or essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, we often think of doctors, nurses, grocery clerks, bus drivers, and others who perform critical services and can’t work from home. But there are some frontline workers that haven’t been mentioned a lot in the news: nuclear workers. Nuclear workers already work under…

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  • No way to (de)regulate nuclear during a pandemic

    America is in the middle of a global pandemic. There are currently more than one million cases of Covid-19 in the U.S. and more than 67,000 people have died from it so far. Millions of Americans are sheltering in place, either voluntarily or because of state or local mandates. Roughly 30 million people have filed…

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  • NIRS + 85 Organizations Call for Immediate Action on COVID-19 Nuclear Risks

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2020 CONTACTS:  Tim Judson, NIRS      301-270-6477 Karen Orenstein, Friends of the Earth Deb Katz, Citizens Awareness Network    413-339-4374 Cynthia Papermaster, CodePINK Priscilla Star, Coalition Against Nukes Mike Carberry, Green State Solutions Dave Kraft, Nuclear Energy Information Service Sheila Parks, On Behalf of Planet…

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  • Opinion: Steer Clear of Dirty Energy Dead Ends

    August 20, 2019: NIRS executive director Tim Judson penned this op-ed in Maryland Matters, explaining why nuclear power and fossil fuels are a dead end for climate, energy justice, and the Chesapeake Bay.

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  • Saudi Nuclear Deal: NIRS Requests Documents on DOE Nuclear Projects

    The House Oversight Committee is investigating secretive negotiations between the White House and Saudi Arabia to export nuclear reactors and related technology to Saudi Arabia. These negotiations were initiated in 2016 by a group of retired military officers, including former National Security Advisor and retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, and has since been taken up…

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  • NIRS Statement at Three Mile Island 40th Anniversary Press Conference

    NIRS Executive Director Tim Judson delivered the following comments at a press conference held at the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Monday, March 25, 2019: The disaster at Three Mile Island was not an “accident” – it was, and remains, one of the largest industrial disasters in the world. But it is still too often dismissed…

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