NH #639: Activist Insiders on Diablo Canyon Embrittlement & Palisades Nuclear Restart – Harvey Wasserman, Linda Seeley, Kevin Kamps

Activist Insiders Get Real: Harvey Wasserman talks Diablo Canyon w/Linda Seeley, Palisades Nuclear w/Kevin Kamps

The Esteemed veteran anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman.

This Week’s Featured Interview:

I just returned from a week off-grid and offline, only to discover that the interview I wanted to set up was already being conducted by esteemed veteran activist Harvey Wasserman, and he has graciouslly allowed me to present excerpts from it here. Harvey holds a regular weekly Zoom call on nuclear and political election issues , with a focus on California but always branching out to address national topics. Here, he focuses on reactor embrittlement issues at Diablo Canyon in California and the proposed re-opening of Pallisades nuclear in Michigan, bringing in a national and historic perspective to the discussion.

  • Harvey Wasserman is an American journalist, author, democracy activist, and advocate for renewable energy. He has been a strategist and organizer in the anti-nuclear movement in the United States for over 30 years. He has been a featured speaker on Today, Nightline, National Public Radio, CNN, and other major media outlets. Harvey knows where the nuclear bodies are buried… and he’s funny, too.

  • Linda Seeley has been a member of the San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace since moving to San Luis Obispo in 1982. She’s been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008 and currently serves as a spokesperson as well as Vice-President. Additionally, she serves on the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel.

    MOTHERS PETITION: Petition and Digby Macdonald’s Declaration

  • Kevin Kamps is Radioactive Waste Watchdog for Beyond Nuclear. Kevin specializes in high-level waste management and transportation; new and existing reactors; decommissioning; environmental and public health risks associated with government and industry efforts to dump commercial irradiated fuel rods on Native American lands in the western United States.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

With international protests growing against Japan for releasing Fukushima’s radioactive tritium-contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean, the big story Japan Times can find to cover regarding Fukushima is… a lack of young baseball umpires…?


  • Nuclear Truth Telling in Memory of Daniel Ellsberg – Tuesday, September 26, 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Libbe HaLevy speaking at Santa Monica “International Ocean Candilight Vigil” event, September 16, 2023 – Fukushima Water Release and Japan’s Lies

(To access video of the speech, click on picture)

International Demonstrations Against Japan’s Release of Radioactive Tritium-Contaminated Fukushima Waste Water Into the Pacific Ocean – September 16, 2023:



South Korea:

Santa Monica, CA: