Archive for May, 2011

May
25
    
New Sensors Monitor Radiation in Japan

Engineers give data to the people. Following the devastating earthquake in Japan this year and its dangerous impact on nuclear power plants in Fukushima, a network of engineers has banded together to create wireless radiation sensors for the Japanese community. But limitations to radiation sensor technology and stockpiling of key components in other nations threatens to stall opportunities to help. Spanish wireless sensor manufacturer, Libelium, is working on a low-cost solution, a prototype radiation sensor that can be deployed quickly, providing local communities with the technology necessary to assess their risks and manage any potential harms. http://www.deskeng.com/articles/aabawh.htm
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May
20
    
No Nukes Party June 25

See the Party Flyer!!

6-9 NO NUKES PARTY FLYER – opens as a Word document

6-9 NO NUKES PARTY FLYER – opens as a pdf file


Handouts to Spread the Word!!

5-23 Party invitation to paste in e-mail – invitation to paste in email – opens in Word

5-23 Party flyer-4per – handout with 4 on a page – opens as a pdf

TO SHARE IN EMAIL

NO NUKES

PARTY

JUNE 25, 1-8PM

WENDELL, MA

TOWN HALL, COMMON

POTLUCK

CELEBRATE***RE-CONNECT*** MUSIC

(And discuss non-violent action plans 3-5:30pm)

Sponsored by: Wendell Conservation Commission

Co-sponsors: Clamshell Legacy and Antinuclear Mobilization (info@clamshellalliance.net),

Citizens Awareness Network (nukebusters.org),   Safe & Green (safeandgreencampaign.org)

Green Mtn. Post Films (gmpfilms.com); W. MA AFSC (westernmassafsc.org);

Traprock Center for Peace and Justice (traprock.info); Solar Rollers;

Enviro Show (envirosho.blogspot.com)

More information, call Sharon (978) 544-8822 or Tom (978) 544-3911

The Vermont Yankee reactor must be closed and decommissioned. What will you do to make this happen?  June 25 in Wendell, MA, starting at 1:00 on the common and in town hall, we will gather to have fun: music, poetry, a potluck. And discussions (beginning around 2:30-3), using the affinity group/spokes structure.

Our goal is ongoing actions/events for the next 3 months. Focus: closing Vermont Yankee, supporting the court cases against Entergy, and keeping in the media the idea that Nuclear Power is not an option in solving our country’s need for energy. We will gather again in October to assess our next moves to assure the closing of the plant.

May
05
    
May 7 Plymouth Rock Rally Against Pilgrim Reactor Relicensing

Dear bivalves,
There will be a rally at Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, MA to oppose the relicensing of the Pilgrim nuclear power station on Saturday May 7 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. Beyond Nuclear is one of the speakers.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/05/05/rally_for_nuclear_safety/
Organized by a new group Pilgrim: Make Us Safe Today (MUST). Maybe I will see you there and No Nukes,
Paul

Paul Gunter, Director
Reactor Oversight Project
Beyond Nuclear
6930 Carroll Avenue Suite 400
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tel. 301 270 2209
www.beyondnuclear.org

May
01
    
Tweets: Independent Monitoring of Fukushima Radiation

Ask Japan’s government to allow independent radiation monitoring.
The Japanese Government is blocking us from carrying out crucial
radiation monitoring within the country’s 12 mile territorial waters.
Tell Japan’s Prime Minister that independent monitoring of radioactive
ocean pollution is in everyone’s best interest. You can help –
Tweet a message to Japan’s Prime Minister by clicking
one of these twitter buttons:
Dear sir, please allow Greenpeace to conduct its crucial marine radiation
testing inside Japan’s 12 mile zone @JPN_PMO #rw-japan
Greenpeace’s marine radiation research is vital to protect lives and
livelihoods, and is needed now. @JPN_PMO #rw-japan Dear @JPN_PMO please
let Greenpeace conduct its crucial marine radiation monitoring #rw-japan
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/nuclear/safety/accidents/Fukushima-nuclear-disaster/Tweet-for-research/
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