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Remembering Our Losses
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In Loving Memory of Joseph H. Besade
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MILLSTONE 2 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
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Unplanned Outage at Millstone on 1/25/16
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‘Stop Fukushima Freeways’ Campaign Kicks Off:
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“Act Now” we need radiation standards to protect the most vulnerable: our children.
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Long Island Concerned About Millstone’s Environmental Impacts on Long Island Sound – Funds $80,000 Study
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Fukushima + 4
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Attend the Dr. Helen Caldicott Foundation Conference on Possible Nuclear Extinction February 28 – March 1
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Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, September 24, 1923 – February 12, 2015

Remembering Our Losses

Late last month, we lost our dear friends Judi and Lou Friedman. Judi was a third-grade teacher and author of captivating children’s books about nature when she became a full-time anti-nuclear activist and champion of sane sustainable renewable energy. Judi was Connecticut’s Goddess of Green. Judi founded PACE (People’s Action for Clean Energy), which was[...]

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MILLSTONE 2 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

ZEUS, GREEK GOD OF LIGHTNING, SPEAKS: MILLSTONE 2 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING LOSES USE OF 2 OF 4 CRITICAL CIRCULATING WATER PUMPS ACCORDING TO INITIAL REPORT TO NRC Millstone Unit 2 remains shut down today after lightning struck the 41-year-old nuclear reactor during a freakish summer storm event on Thursday, August 11. Operators had to manually[...]

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Unplanned Outage at Millstone on 1/25/16

The Dominion Millstone 3 facility in Connecticut was at 100% power shortly before 2 a.m. on Jan. 25 when a problem with the ‘B’ reactor coolant pump “caused a reactor trip on low coolant flow,” according to the NRC report. The issue is under investigation and the dayshift will be troubleshooting the problem, the report[...]

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‘Stop Fukushima Freeways’ Campaign Kicks Off:

New Maps Show Connecticut Would Be a Corridor For Extremely Dangerous and Radioactive Nuclear Waste Shipments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2015Contact: Nancy Burton Tel. 203-313-1510 NancyBurtonCT@aol.comMary Olson (NIRS) maryo@nirs.org/828-252-8409/828-242-5621(cell) More than 1,600 shipments of high-level nuclear waste would cross through Connecticut if plans for the country’s first nuclear waste repository in Nevada move forward.[...]

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“Act Now” we need radiation standards to protect the most vulnerable: our children.

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering rewriting its radiation exposure regulations, which currently do not protect developing children or pregnancy. These life stages are known to be uniquely vulnerable to radiation, and protecting them will protect everyone. Tell NRC to protect the most vulnerable from radiation exposure. Deadline is Monday, June 22, 2015.[...]

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Long Island Concerned About Millstone’s Environmental Impacts on Long Island Sound – Funds $80,000 Study

In a split vote Tuesday, county lawmakers approved an $80,000 study on the impacts that Connecticut’s Millstone Nuclear Power Plant has on water temperature of the Long Island Sound. The study comes in the wake of concerns over rising water temperatures in the Long Island Sound that researchers say are linked to significant population reductions[...]

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Fukushima + 4

On March 11, 2011, at 14:46 Japan Standard Time, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Japan with the hypocenter 80 miles east of Sendai. Twenty minutes later, the first in a series of tsunami waves inundated a 1,200-mile swath of Japan’s northeastern coast, creating a humanitarian and material disaster. Five of[...]

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Attend the Dr. Helen Caldicott Foundation Conference on Possible Nuclear Extinction February 28 – March 1

A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading experts in disarmament, political science, existential risk, artificial intelligence, anthropology, medicine, nuclear weapons and other nuclear issues will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on Feb 28- March 1, 2015. The public is welcome. A project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation[...]

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Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, September 24, 1923 – February 12, 2015

We mourn the passing on February 12, 2015 of Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, the brilliant physicist, humanist and pioneer in the health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation and the hidden dangers of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. He was 91. Dr. Sternglass was responsible for important scientific breakthroughs, including innovations leading to the first[...]

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