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  • Honoring a Landmark Environmental Justice Victory in Louisiana 

    Today, we celebrate the story of Homer, Louisiana — a community that defeated a proposed uranium enrichment plant in 1997, one the first environmental justice victories!  This weekend, we commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth, honoring the struggle for Black liberation in the US. Officially proclaimed a federal holiday last year by Congress, Juneteenth is named for…

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  • New Yorkers Paid Billions for a Bad Nuclear Bailout – Don’t Let Michigan Make the Same Mistake 

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is playing with fire. She could end up repeating a mistake that is burning us here in New York for billions of dollars–running up electric bills with expensive subsidies for aging and unprofitable nuclear power plants. Michiganders beware: Gov. Whitmer’s push for a last-minute federal bailout to keep the Palisades nuclear power…

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  • Clean and Renewable Energy is Essential to Peace and Security 

    Over the last few weeks, we have shared a series of blog posts on the nuclear policy complications of the Russian war on Ukraine. This horrendous and distressing war must end and Russia must withdraw its forces from the country of Ukraine immediately, so that we can all begin the complex work of establishing peace…

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  • The Impacts of Sanctions on Russian Uranium to the U.S. Nuclear Industry: A Nonissue

    NIRS has joined our counterparts in Ukraine, calling for sanctions on Russia’s nuclear industry, including a ban on imports of uranium from Rosatom, the state-owned nuclear conglomerate. Doing so should not depend on there being no impact on the U.S. economy–we should have the courage of our convictions, and bringing an end to the wanton…

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  • Nuclear Risks of the Ukraine Conflict and Why the U.S. MUST Sanction Russian Nuclear

    It is increasingly urgent to do all we can to end Russia’s war on Ukraine and achieve a peaceful withdrawal of Russian forces from the country. Untold thousands of civilians have now been killed. Over one-fourth of Ukraine’s population–more than 10 million people–have been displaced from their homes and cities, many of which have been…

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  • NIRS Joins Ukrainian Calls for Sanctions on Russian Nuclear Industry

    This week, the Energy Transition Coalition, an alliance of Ukrainian environmental and climate organizations, appealed directly to President Biden to expand US sanctions to Russia’s nuclear energy sector. The US nuclear industry initially lobbied President Biden not to do so, but in recent days they have shifted their stance, at least publicly. We will say…

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  • NIRS Stands with the People of Ukraine

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is extremely distressing and an unjustified act of aggression. NIRS expresses our solidarity and support for the Ukrainian people, their safety and well-being, and their right to sovereignty and self-determination. The extraordinary danger of Russia’s invasion has already been underscored by its assault on Ukrainian forces at the Chornobyl nuclear disaster…

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  • Dirty Money, Dirty Energy, Dirtier Politics — Big Nuclear and Sen. Joe Manchin’s Power Grab

    For months Democratic leaders in Congress have been embroiled in negotiations and strategic efforts to write and, ultimately, pass the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), a sweeping package to deliver widely popular (and desperately needed) social programs, climate action, and infrastructure revitalization. In their efforts, Congress has also pursued the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and…

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  • Billions for Nuclear R&D Could Cost Us the Climate

    The climate crisis is accelerating. We have no time to waste idling in the status quo of the carbon economy. We can invest in the carbon-free, renewable energy future we need – and we must. Wrangling greenhouse emissions and taking swift, effective action to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis is the most urgent…

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  • GreenWorld Podcast

    Welcome to the GreenWorld Podcast, hosted by the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS). NIRS is a national non-profit organization devoted to a nuclear-free, carbon-free world. We have served as the information and networking hub for people and organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues since 1978. On the GreenWorld…

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