NH #482: VoteClimate2020.org – Maggie Gundersen, Robert Manning + Exelon Nuclear Hostage Crisis: Dave Kraft

Exelon Nuclear Hostage Crisis called out by Dave Kraft of NEIS, seen here at his
command control console for slaying nuclear dragons.

NOTE:  Letters are still needed to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission opposing plans for Holtec to build a so-called “Interim” high level radioactive waste storage site in New Mexico.  Deadline is September 22, 2020.  PLEASE:  Go to the site and sign on ASAP.  (CLICK ANYWHERE ON THIS PARAGRAPH TO GET THERE. ) Thank you. 

This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • VoteClimate2020.org is a non-partisan website for vetting candidates at the federal, state and gubernatorial level for their positions on climate-related issues.  We interview the two individuals who spearheaded the work to get this site up and running:
    • Robert Manning is the visionary who came up with the idea.  He served twenty-eight years as a California firefighter, of which the last fifteen were as Fire Captain. He is a lifetime member of Veterans for Peace engaging in anti-war activism since the first Gulf War in 1991 and worked with Dr. Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers), and the Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center during the war in Iraq.  Since the 1960s when atmospheric nuclear weapons testing began and as an active member of The Unity Foundation for the past twelve years, Robert has assisted in creating events that promoted peace, nonviolence, and understanding of different cultures.
    • Maggie Gundersen founded Fairewinds Energy Education, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to educate the public about nuclear power production, engineering, reliability, and safety issues.
    • VoteClimate2020.org organizers Robert Manning and Maggie Gundersen
      on the inevitable Zoominar being interviewed

  • Exelon’s Nuclear manipulations in Illinois gets called out by Dave Kraft, Executive Director of Chicago-based Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS).  His commentary, entitled Exelon’s Nuclear Hostage Crisis Tactics Must End,” got published by the Chicago Tribune in both online and print versions.  It’s been kicking up a lot of interest ever since.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

NPR’s All Things Considered considered the propaganda line from Japan but didn’t even pay close attention to the people they were interviewing for their report, “How 2 Towns That Host Fukushima Power Plant Recover After 2011 Nuclear Disaster.”  Dudes, you didn’t even put “recover” in quotes!

For the real story of what life is like on the ground in Fukushima Prefecture – and how “un-recovered” the area really is, listen to Nuclear Hotseat’s two-part special from Voices from Japan producer Beverly Findlay-Kaneko and her husband, Yugi Kaneko:

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