NH #667: Outrageous Nuclear Bailouts -$14+ Billion of YOUR Tax Dollars & Counting! – Nuclear Waste Watchdog Kevin Kamps

Nuclear Bailout chart compiled by Environmental Working Group.

This Week’s Featured Interview:

Kevin Kamps

  • Veteran nuclear waste watchdog Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear gives us the straight story on how the nuclear industry has conned the federal government, state legislatures, politicians, and agencies into giving them HUGE nuclear bailouts – money, tax breaks, and other financial incentives – to keep worn out, embrittled nuclear reactors in operation. He breaks down the history, dangers, and totally irrational arguments the nukesters use to keep themselves in $4.1 million cars, private islands, and dressage horses.

Links from Interview:

The Monthly ICAN UPDATE on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Alistair Burnett, Head of Media for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) reports the latest on the Treaty from ICAN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He interviews Lina Hjärtström, ICAN Policy Researcher based in Sweden.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) suggests we nuke Gaza! Don’t believe me? CLICK HERE to hear him saying it on video! (Or just check the screen shot with transcript below.).

Activist Shoutout:

University of California at Santa Barbara is holding a two-day conference, Global Legacies of Anti-Nuclear Activism – April 12 and 13. UCSB teamed up with the International Urnaium Film Festival to present Heidi Hutner’s award-winning film, RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island. There is no charge to attend, but you will need a reservation because there are a limited number of seats.

I will be attending as the Uranium Film Festival’s US Ambassador to introduce the film. Afterwards, I’ll be interviewing filmmaker Heidi Hutner for a wide-ranging Q&A and lively audience participation.

I will also be selling and signing my book: YES, I GLOW IN THE DARK! One Mile from Three Mile Island to Fukushima and Nuclear Hotseat.

There are more free anti-nuclear events at UCSB that weekend. To take a look at the public program CLICK HERE.

There are 3 keynotes and a roundtable session that are also open to the public – no charge on those and no tickets required.