Jun 24, 2016
California's Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) says it will shut its giant Diablo Canyon reactors near San Luis Obispo, and that the power they've been producing will be replaced by renewable energy.
PG&E has also earmarked some $350 million to "retain and retrain" Diablo's workforce, whose union has signed on to the deal, which was crafted in large part by major environmental groups.
Jun 17, 2016
A rising tsunami of US nuke shut-downs may soon include California's infamous Diablo Canyon double reactors. But it depends on citizen action, including a statewide petition ( http://www.civilactionnetwork.org/cases.html ).
Five US reactor closures have been announced within the past month. A green regulatory decision on California's environmental standards could push the number to seven.
May 21, 2016
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Dec 30, 2015
On New Year's Day, the first baby boomers will turn 70.
From Jan. 1, 1946, through the end of 1964, 76 million babies were born in the U.S., more humans than lived in this country in 1900.
With a little help from LSD and our friends, we've won a cultural and technological revolution.
But our earthly survival depends on beating the lethal cancer of corporate domination-and the outcome is in doubt.
The GIs coming back from World War II kicked Rosie the Riveter out of the factories and into the suburbs.
Dec 4, 2015
Nov 25, 2015
As you read this, a terror attack has put atomic reactors in Ukraine at the brink of another Chernobyl-scale apocalypse.
Transmission lines have been blown up. Power to at least two major nuclear power stations has been "dangerously" cut. Without emergency backup, those nukes could lose coolant to their radioactive cores and spent fuel pools. They could then melt or explode, as at Fukushima.
Oct 14, 2015
The chain reactor operator Entergy has announced it will close the Pilgrim nuke south of Boston.
The shut-down will bring the U.S. reactor fleet to 98, though numerous other reactors are likely to face abandonment in the coming months.
But Entergy says it may not take Pilgrim down until June 1, 2019-nearly four years away.
Entergy is also poised to shut the FitzPatrick reactor in New York. It promises an announcement by the end of this month.
Oct 4, 2015
As the first Democrat presidential debate finally approaches (on Oct. 13), America's nuke power industry is in accelerated collapse.
The few remaining construction projects in the U.S. and Europe are engineering and economic disasters.
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders may address this in broad terms.
But as a nation we must now focus on the 99 dying U.S. reactors that threaten us all every day. In terms of our national survival, this is what Sanders and Clinton really must discuss.