NH #493: Nuclear Lame Duck Legislation: Diane D’Arrigo of NIRS

Nuclear Lame Duck LegislationDiane D’Arrigo of Nuclear Information and Resource Service gives us the rundown on a few of the more than 18 nuclear-related bills currently in front of the lame duck Congress.  

This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Nuclear Lame Duck Legislation – Diane D’Arrigo is the Radioactive Waste Project Director for Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) where she has worked for over 30 years for a nuclear-free, carbon-free future. She has a degree in chemistry and environmental studies, and work experience in industrial and academic analytical chemistry and biological research, as well as community organizing. She has closely followed radioactive waste issues for decades, especially so-called “low-level” nuclear waste, challenging state, national and international moves to deregulate nuclear waste into ordinary trash and commercial recycling.

Diane D’Arrigo of NIRS

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

It’s one thing to bail out of the 10+ year Treaty on Open Skies, which allows aerial surveillance of possible military build-ups in other countries, both allies and opponents.  It’s a whole other thing to go “scorched earth” and make it impossible for the treaty to be entered into by a new administration.  The “trash compacter” school of nuclear “diplomacy”…