Category - Alerts

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“Act Now” we need radiation standards to protect the most vulnerable: our children.
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Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, September 24, 1923 – February 12, 2015
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The answer is YES
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CT Attorney General Petitions U.S. Court of Appeals To Reject NRC Nuke Waste Storage Rule
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Millstone Loses Radiation Monitoring Capacity AGAIN During Days of Dirtiest Releases
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Amanda’s Choice
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NRC CURES PROBLEM WITH MILLSTONE’S RECURRING OUT-OF-SERVICE RADIATION MONITORS
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October 2014: Millstone Set for Worst Radiation Releases to the Air You and Your Family Breathe
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Millstone 3: Another Special Inspection for Recurring Equipment Malfunctions
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13 Years After 9/11: Why No Security Barrier at Millstone?

“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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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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The answer is YES

At the CCAM public meeting, back on September 24, 2014, Legislator Jay Schneiderman proposed a question to Jeffrey Semancik (DEEP’s Director of Radiation), which Jeffrey Semancik at the time neither confirmed nor denied but it clearly made him uncomfortable. See video clip below. We know the answer to Jay Schneiderman’s question. The answer is YES.[…]

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CT Attorney General Petitions U.S. Court of Appeals To Reject NRC Nuke Waste Storage Rule

Connecticut’s Attorney General, George Jepsen, has joined a court petition by Vermont and New York on October 24, 2014 to challenge the NRC’s latest rules that would allow onsite storage of thousands of tons of high-level nuclear waste onsite at the Millstone nuclear power plant for 60 years after Units 2 and 3 close. In[…]

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Millstone Loses Radiation Monitoring Capacity AGAIN During Days of Dirtiest Releases

Midway through its refueling outage – when Millstone Unit 3 is releasing its dirtiest pre-planned radioactive waste products to the air – Dominion reports the unplanned outage of a critical radiation monitor and the pre-planned outage of two other critical radiation monitors. This latest notification is the latest in recurring radiation monitor breakdowns at Millstone.[…]

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Amanda’s Choice

Amanda Fowle is the Assistant District Attorney who asked a Plymouth, Massachusetts District Judge on October 23, 2014 to incarcerate 3 grandmothers for 30 days for trying to plant flowers on the grounds of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant on Mother’s Day. The crime was trespass. The defense was the common law doctrine of necessity.[…]

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NRC CURES PROBLEM WITH MILLSTONE’S RECURRING OUT-OF-SERVICE RADIATION MONITORS

ALLOWS DOMINION TO KEEP ITS RADIATION MONITORING OUTAGES SECRET! Things just got a whole lot riskier for folks living in the shadow of Millstone – residents of southeastern Connecticut and Long Island’s East End in particular – with no advance notice, no opportunity for public comment and no stand-in for the public communicating its outrage.[…]

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October 2014: Millstone Set for Worst Radiation Releases to the Air You and Your Family Breathe

Dominion is gearing Millstone up for its worst releases of radioactive waste to the air you breathe and to the shoreline’s life-sustaining waters during the month of October. During October, Millstone Unit 3 will shut down for a scheduled refueling. The uninitiated might welcome this news because logic should dictate that it must be safer[…]

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Millstone 3: Another Special Inspection for Recurring Equipment Malfunctions

One of Millstone 3’s critical feedwater pumps flunked quarterly surveillance tests twice in a row recently, on July 15 and September 10, the NRC reported in a press release issued today. “During both tests, the pump started and then unexpectedly stopped,” according to the NRC. “It then restarted without operator intervention and reached rated speed[…]

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13 Years After 9/11: Why No Security Barrier at Millstone?

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has doled out many millions of dollars to bolster security in the New London coastal area of southeastern Connecticut. Recent enhancements: A $375,000 police boat for Stonington A $700,000 firefighting boat for Mystic A $520,000 patrol boat for Waterford Surveillance cameras and[…]

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