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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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  • 40 Years After Three Mile Island: Nuclear Declining, Renewables Surging Past

    40 Years After the Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster:   Nuclear Power Passes its High-Water Mark as its Share of Electrical Output, Generating Capacity, and Energy Production All Decline  While Renewables Grow and Overtake Nuclear Power   For Release:  Wednesday –  March 27, 2019   Contact:         Ken Bossong, 301-270-6477  x.6                         Tim Judson, 301-270-6477…

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  • NIRS Statement on Green New Deal Resolution

    February 7, 2019 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 Contact:   Tim Judson      301-270-6477  timj@nirs.org Takoma Park, MD—Nuclear Information and Resource Service issued the following statement today on Sen. Markey’s (D-MA) and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) issuance of…

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

    24 December 2018 Nuclear Power Revealed as “Ambition Killer” at Global Climate Summit Nuclear Promoters Pushed False Solutions to Global Warming, Blocked Ambition, Human Rights, and Equity in Negotiations Katowice, Poland – NEWS ADVISORY – The Don’t Nuke the Climate Coalition issued the following statement on the conclusion of the COP24 GloCconference: “Nuclear energy confirmed…

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  • NIRS Releases Report at COP24 Global Climate Conference

    December 7, 2018 No Nuclear Road to Paris New report concludes nuclear power “will play no meaningful role” in averting catastrophic warming Renewable energy pathways are achievable, cost-effective VIDEO RECORDING: https://unfccc-cop24.streamworld.de/webcast/no-nuclear-road-to-paris   Contacts:         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 …

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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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