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Wednesday
Mar102010

Doris "Granny D" Haddock passes away after a century of "raising a little hell"

Doris "Granny D" Haddock, who at the age of 89 walked across the United States in favor of campaign finance reform, has died at the age of 100. She became legendary for her walk and went on, in her 90s, to protest the war in Iraq. In 2003, she drove around the country on a nationwide voter registration effort and a year later ran for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire where she made her home. Her activism, however, began far earlier when, with her huband Jim, she protested successfully in 1960 to prevent the testing of hydrogen bombs in Alaska, saving the Inuit village of Point Hope. (Photo of Granny D courtesy of Project Laundry List) A full tribute to "Granny D" can be found on the blogsite of Project Laundry List on whose board of advisors she served, alongside Beyond Nuclear's founding president Helen Caldicott (who inspired the idea of phasing out nuclear power by phasing out electric clothes dryers in the first place). Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps, who was arrested with Granny D in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in 2000 to get corrupting corporate money out of environmental law making, has recalled some memories of that powerful experience.

Tuesday
Mar092010

Act now! Tell Congress not to crush us under the burden of a nuclear bailout!

Please download and print our ad here (and shown left) and send it to your Members of Congress today. The White House has requested $54.5 billion in federal loan guarantees for new reactors, a burden that will largely be shouldered by taxpayers. This amount represents a near tripling of the previously authorized $18.5 billion for new reactors. Already, President Obama has announced the allocation of $8 billion for two new reactors in Georgia. The time to stop this bailout is now, and the place is Capitol Hill. Please use our ad as a handout, a flier and submit it to newsletters and other print publications. Thank you.

Monday
Mar082010

Leaked documents show EPR reactor could explode

Documents leaked by an inside source at Electricite de France show that the French reactor - the EPR - could explode due to design flaws that could cause a major accident. Beyond Nuclear immediately responded with a press release urging a ban on the EPR in the US where it was originally slated for six sites. Calvert Cliffs in Maryland remains the only candidate still moving forward. More details and links can also be found in the Sortir du nucleaire press release.

Wednesday
Mar032010

Tritium: a universal health threat released by every nuclear reactor.

“…as an isotope of hydrogen (the cell’s most ubiquitous element), tritium can be incorporated into essentially all portions of the living machinery; and it is not innocuous." R. Lowry Dobson MD, PhD quoted from The toxicity of tritium 1979. 

Beyond Nuclear presents a new fact sheet on tritium discussing where it comes from, how it acts in the environment and humans and what the health hazards of exposure are. References are included.

Tuesday
Mar022010

"Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive: The Verdict is in on Nuclear Power" -- a Beyond Nuclear pamphlet 

Ralph Nader says “Just recently, a well-designed and documented pamphlet from Beyond Nuclear summarizes the case against nuclear power as ‘Expensive, Dangerous and Dirty.’ The clear, precise detail and documentation makes for expeditious education of your friends, neighbors and co-workers.”   

Please download and reprint the pamphlet for free or contact us for multiple hard copies to educate your community and to take to events.