Congress briefing pros Kevin Kamps (l) of Beyond Nuclear and
Ian Zabarte of the Western Shoshone tribe
let DC insiders know a genuine nuclear truth.
Photo by Galen Tromble
Two Days with Congress: DC Briefing, Education/Lobbying on Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants
This Week’s Featured Interviews:
- Kevin Kamps is the Nuclear Waste Specialist for Beyond Nuclear, and when it comes to problems with existing radioactive waste and what’s being done – or not done – with it, there’s not much that Kevin doesn’t know.
- Dave Kraft is Executive Director of Nuclear Energy Information Service, or NEIS, based in Chicago. Dave gives us a picture of what nuclear reactor shutdown and subsequent decommissioning means through the experience of just one of the communities that once welcomed the nuclear industry as the answer to their economic prayers.
- Manna Jo Greene, executive director of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, has been involved in decades worth of battles regarding New York’s Indian Point nuclear reactors, located only 30 miles as the crow flies from midtown Manhattan. Manna Jo gets into the impact of Indian Point on the ecology of the Hudson River, the ongoing legal battles, and what needs to be done to protect the people of New York from its potential use as a terrorist target.
LINK to Briefing Presser:
Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants:
What Congress, Federal Agencies and Communities Need to Know
Great, clear, concise overview of the issues. Excellent educational tool to be used by ANY citizens group that lives near a nuclear reactor that is or will be going through decommissioning.
LINKS to Background Materials and Powerpoint Slides:
- Complete briefing packet, enrichment materials
VIDEO of the Congressional Briefing Livestream:
Many thanks to the organizations active in the coalition that put together this event together: Beyond Nuclear, Clean Water Action New Jersey, Ecological Options Network, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS), Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), Riverkeeper, Safe Energy Rights Group, Unity for Clean Energy (U4CE), Western Shoshone Nation, and many others. With thanks for their invaluable support to EEIS – Environmental and Energy Study Institute and media representative Steve Kent.