Aug
15
    
7-23-11 Clamshell reunion meeting notes
Posted (Diane Clancy) on 15-08-2011

7-23-11 Clamshell reunion meeting notes in doc format for download also

Clamshell Alliance 2011 Reunion

On July 23, 2011, thirty-eight anti-nuclear organizers met at World Fellowship in Conway NH to discuss resistance, particularly focused on the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant (VY) in Vernon on the Connecticut River at juncture of VT, NH & MA. These are notes from the meeting: those attending, commitments made by the end of the day, morning (large group) and afternoon (break out and large group) discussions. (Notes taken by Lynn Chong, Shel Horowitz, and Randy Kehler; organized by Sharon Tracy.)

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May
25
    
New Sensors Monitor Radiation in Japan
Posted (Tom Wyatt) on 25-05-2011

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
Posted (Diane Clancy) on 20-05-2011

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
Posted (Sharon Tracy) on 05-05-2011

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
Posted (Tom Wyatt) on 01-05-2011

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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Apr
29
    
No to nuclear power: Nobel Peace Laureates to world leaders
Posted (Tom Wyatt) on 29-04-2011

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster – and six weeks after the devastating nuclear disaster in Japannine Nobel Peace Laureates are calling upon world leaders to invest in safer forms of renewable energy. The six women Peace Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos Horta   have sent an open letter to 31 heads of state whose countries are currently heavily invested in nuclear power production, or are considering investing in nuclear power. http://www.nobelwomensinitiative.org/media-room/article/no-to-nuclear-power

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Apr
24
    
VT bill asserts illegality of VY re-licensing
Posted (Tom Wyatt) on 24-04-2011

Vermont legislators from Windham County will hold a press conference on Tuesday April 26 at 1pm in the Cedar Creek Room of the Statehouse in Montpelier. Details will be released of a bill drafted by Rep. Dick Marek of Newfane. in response to Louisiana Entergy’s obvious intention to keep VY running past the expiration rate of it’s licenses- and absent a Certificate of Public Good and approval from the Vermont legislature. The gist of the bill will assert that VY is acting illegally to continue operations. As with all illegal activity,revenue derived from illegal activity is subject to capture by the state. Any business supporting illegal operations,such as supplies, are also subject to such financial sanctions.

Apr
24
    
Anti-Nuke Surge: Chernobyl Actions
Posted (Tom Wyatt) on 24-04-2011

NIRS posted links to Chernobyl Memorial vigils, events and demonstrations occuring around April 26th in Phoenix AZ, Menlo Park, Concord & Santa Monica CA, Denver CO, Chicago IL, Boise ID, Homestead FL, Atlanta GA, Newport KY, Monroe MI, St. Louis MO, New York NY, Hanover NH, Tomsriver NJ, Albuquerque NM, Brattleboro & Vernon VT, Las Vegas to Nevada National Security Site NV, Perth & Northbridge Australia, Toronto Canada, Paris France. http://www.nirs.org/action.htm#nh
Chernobyl Day.org posted links to 503 international actions in France, South Africa, Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovnia, Canada, S.Korea, Spain, U.S., Finland, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Rep., Romania, UK, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine http://www.chernobyl-day.org/spip.php?page=affichage-actions&lang=fr

Apr
23
    
11 Women Temporarily Close Vermont Yankee
Posted (Tom Wyatt) on 23-04-2011

On Friday afternoon April 22 2011 Eleven women from Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire chained and locked the main gate of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power reactor before police led by local Chief Mary Beth Hebert arrested the women and charged them with trespass. The demonstrators carried two banners reading No More Leaks / No More Lies / Shut It Down Now” and “No More Accidents / Shut it Down Now.” They also stretched yellow caution tape across the Entergy driveway. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
21
    
Chernobyl and Fukushima Memorial Vigil: Portsmouth NH
Posted (Tom Wyatt) on 21-04-2011

Chernobyl and Fukushima Memorial Vigil

Tuesday, April 26th, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Market Square in Portsmouth, NH.

Please bring an appropriate sign, though some will also be available.  Sponsored by Seacoast Anti-Pollution League, NH Sierra Club and Seacoast Peace Response.