NH #441: Nuclear Waste Warriors: USA National Activists Gather to Fight for Truth, Sanity in Radioactive Waste Storage

Nuclear Waste Warriors from around the United States gathered in
Albuquerque, NM in November to brainstorm, strategize, and coordinate efforts and actions.

This Week’s SPECIAL:

Nuclear Waste Warriors from around the U.S. came together November 7-11, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to brainstorm, strategize, and coordinate work against the nuclear nightmares in their own backyards, as well as national issues. More than 100 individuals shared the most successful and most challenging aspects of their work, trading actions and talking points, networking and bonding, and working to create a unified force against this never-ending nuclear menace.

Among those heard on the show:

  • Dave Kraft of Nuclear Energy Information Service in Chicago
  • Kevin Kamps, Nuclear Waste Specialist at Beyond Nuclear
  • Mary Olson, retiring veteran staff member of Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and Acting Director of Gender and Radiation Impact Project
  • Holly Harris, Snake River Alliance (Idaho)
  • John LaForge, Nukewatch (Wisconsin)
  • Molly Johnson, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (California)
  • Dr. Scott Williams, HEAL Utah (Utah)
  • Mervyn Tilden, Navajo Nation
  • Petush Gilbert, Laguna/Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment (Navajo Nation)
  • Wally Taylor, attorney (Iowa)
  • Eileen O’Shaugnessy, Nuclear Issues Study Group (New Mexico)
  • Steve Kent (New York, Indian Point)
  • Pat Marida, Sierra Club (Ohio)
  • Pat Townsend (Northwest New York state)
  • …and many more!

A report on the van trip we took through Los Alamos National Laboratory-adjacent lands and the town of Los Alamos will be in next week’s show, Nuclear Hotseat #443. This Toxic Atomic Road Trip was guided by Joni Arends of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety and Leona Morgan of Nuclear Issues Study Group, with pertinent additions by Ian Zabarte, Director of the Nuclear Oversight Project of the Western Shoshone Nation.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

You want to know why we need action on waste management? Ask Los Alamos National Laboratory, which LOST 250 BARRELS OF RADIOACTIVE NUCLEAR WASTE!

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