So You Don't Want Nuclear Waste in Your Drinking Water?
Diane D'Arrigo, Radioactive Waste Project Director at the Nuclear Information Resource Service, speaks about West Valley Demonstration Project at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center on March 1, 2018. Diane is introduced by Lynda Schneekloth of the Sierra Club Niagara Group.
New Nuclear Dumps—Voices from Texas and New Mexico Telebriefing
The telebriefing focused on the current action by the nuclear industry in concert with members of Congress to change national policies on highly radioactive nuclear waste. The industry’s goal is to get rid of their most concentrated and deadly waste before there is a permanent storage solution for it by sending it to communities in Texas and New Mexico. It is called “Centralized Interim Storage,” but since there is no insurance that if moved, the waste will move again, we call this a “Parking Lot Dump” plan.
The briefing included the following presenters:
Rose Gardner lives near two parking lot dump storage sites about 20 miles from each other–Waste Control Specialists in Texas, and Holtec in New Mexico. The Holtec license process is currently moving forward.
Leona Morgan works with a network of new and seasoned activists in New Mexico to stop the Holtec proposal.
Dr. Marvin Resnikoff, a leading expert on the shipment of nuclear waste will speak about the dangers of nuclear waste transport.
Diane D’Arrigo, the Radioactive Waste Project Director for NIRS, has been providing support to the STOP CIS / No Waste Aqui movements in Texas and New Mexico.
NIRS’s Diane D’Arrigo discusses nuclear power and weapons waste with Laura Evans
Trump’s Nuclear and Coal Revival Plan: What It Means for our Energy Future with energy expert Amory Lovins
Last month, the Trump administration unveiled a radical plan to promote nuclear power and coal with a massive national bailout. The plan has far-reaching implications for energy and the environment. And it will cost the public over $100 billion in higher energy bills.
Energy expert Amory Lovins has been outspoken in challenging the bailout plan and shared his views on what it means for clean energy in the United States. He, and NIRS Executive Director, Tim Judson, discussed the nuclear-coal bailout and what we can do to stop it.
Reshaping History: The importance of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Don’t Waste Americais our national campaign focused on preventing decades of massive and dangerous high-level radioactive waste transport across the United States that would occur if efforts to revive the scientifically-indefensible Yucca Mountain, Nevada waste dump are accomplished, or if a Centralized or Consolidated “Interim” Storage (CIS) site for high-level radioactive waste is created.
Presenters each discussed one of the campaign’s four main components:
Ian Zabarte (Principal Man, Western Bands Shoshone Nation Newe Sogobia) presented End Yucca!
Mary Olson (Director, NIRS Southeast) moderated and reflected on how waste transport intersects with the above.
UN Press Briefing-Experts Explains What a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Could Achieve
On June 22, 2017 a UN media briefing took place for the United Nations Correspondents Association in New York. Nuclear experts and presenters at a UN conference to negotiate a new nuclear ban treaty discussed the current, acute state of nuclear weapons threats, the decline of the post-Cold War nuclear arms regime, and a new initiative led by non-nuclear weapons states to ban nuclear weapons. The briefing was organized by the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and co-sponsored and moderated by Physicians for Social Responsibility.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF VERSION OF THE PRESS RELEASE.
United Nations Nuclear Weapons Ban Side Session– Fission: Family, Community, Environment and Justice Impacts
On June 20, 2017, Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), joined by allied groups and hosted by the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations, presented two side sessions at the United Nations in New York City: Fission: Family, Community, Environment and Justice Impacts; and The Road Back to the Nuclear Brink.
In this excerpt from Fission: Family, Community, Environment, and Justice Impacts, which included speakers Karina Lester, South Australia; Linda Cataldo Modica, Tennessee USA; Roland Oldham, Atomic Veteran, French Polynesia; and Mary Olson of NIRS, panelists discussed the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons production, testing, and use on health, families, communities and human rights.
Click HERE to download a PDF version of the Report to the President for Fission: Family, Community, Environment and Justice Impacts.