Information Resources

This page aims to point to on-line resources for self-education, networking and sharing information. Suggestions welcome. Nuclear Waste Donna Gilmore’s excellent website – especially her Nuclear Waste Page is a rich source of up-to-date information on radwaste storage issues. The way in which the NRC and SoCal Edison are dealing with storing San Onofre’s 1600+tons of accumulated radwaste on site is serving as a preview of how Diablo’s accumulated radwaste with be dealt with once it is shutdown. Indications so fare are not good, as Donna’s reports make clear. You can view a video of her report to the NRC Dry Cask Radwaste Storage Issues here. San Onofre and Diablo both sit in tsunami and earthquake zones with atmospheric conditions conducive to corrosion and cracking of radwaste containment structures. Nuclear Waste Out of Control – On Purpose: DOE’s Dispersal of Radioactive Waste into Landfills and Consumer Products Principal Authors: Diane D’Arrigo, Mary Olson, Nuclear Information and Resource Service Download pdf The Nuclear Information and Resource Service The national information and networking center for citizens and environmental activists concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues. The is a non-profit nuclear policy organization focusing on issues of nuclear safety, waste disposal, proliferation, and disarmament. Founded in 1970, their work is aimed at revealing and correcting government misconduct in the control of nuclear and related hazardous materials that pose significant threats to public health and security if not carefully regulated. An unholy alliance between large, powerful polluting industrial interests and “captured” regulatory agencies (captured by the industries they are supposed to regulate) threatens both public safety and the constitutional rights at the heart of a democratic system. The Nuclear Energy/Weapons Connection Western States Legal Foundation is a non-profit, public interest organization founded in 1982, which monitors and analyzes U.S. nuclear weapons programs and policies and related high technology energy and weapons programs, with a focus on the national nuclear weapons laboratories. WSLF recognizes that nuclear weapons affect the environment, the economy, the role of violence in society, and democracy itself. Rather than enhancing our “national” security, nuclear weapons threaten our fundamental human security. WSLF seeks to abolish nuclear weapons, compel open public environmental review of nuclear technologies, and ensure appropriate management of nuclear waste. On FaceBook. Communities Against a Radioactive Environment is a citizens group opposed to the environmental pollution and wasteful spending on nuclear weapons labs. Tri-Valley CAREs works to end all further nuclear weapons development, testing and production as an important step toward their global elimination. We believe that nuclear weapons decrease human security and pose one of the great social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. Our efforts have resulted in the cancellation of some weapons systems, but there is much yet to be done. Energy Options San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is a non-profit organization concerned with the local dangers involving the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, and with the dangers of nuclear power, weapons and waste on national and global levels. Additionally, Mothers for Peace works to promote peace and a nuclear-free, carbon-free world, utilizing conservation and sustainable resources. On FaceBook. The Energy Net, the Archival site of the Abalone Alliance Friends of the Earth is a national environmental organization dedicated to preserving the health and diversity of the planet for future generations. They helped shut down San Onofre and are joining in the push to close Diablo. World Business Academy – The Clean Energy Moonshot — A California Pilot Project is an ongoing design and implementation effort of the World Business Academy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit think tank, which, for 27 years, has worked to change the way business operates by helping to create the conscious business movement and associated business practices that help leaders, workers, and businesses thrive. This project is the result of decades of the Academy’s research in renewable energy, micro- and macroeconomics, finance, politics, and whole systems design. It is the Academy’s purpose to transform the planetary energy system. This is the pathway to 100 Percent Fossil Fuel-Free Energy: Local Renewables, Community Microgrids, and Hydrogen Storage. Learn more… Fairewinds Energy Education, founded by Maggie and Arnie Gundersen is a key force in bringing accurate energy reporting to a wide public. The Nuclear Information and Resource Service The national information and networking center for citizens and environmental activists concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues. aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic. The Beyond Nuclear team works with diverse partners and allies to provide the public, government officials, and the media with the critical information necessary to move humanity toward a world beyond nuclear., founded by Stanford’s Mark Jacobson, has developed a 50-state roadmap for transforming the United States from dependence on fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Read more. The Post Carbon Institute, co-founded by Richard Heinberg, “Assists societies in their efforts to relocalize communities and adapt to an energy constrained world. News items, local groups, events, and publications.” The Rockey Mountain Insititue Nonprofit research and educational foundation aiming to foster efficient and sustainable use of resources. Founded by Amory and Hunter Lovins. Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free is the webpage of a Project by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research – . It is a fine source of information on energy transition strategies. A pdf copy of the IEER report Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy by Arjun Makhijani, President of IEER, can be downloaded free. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has released a report titled Beyond Utility 2.0 to Energy Democracy Fukushima Fallout Monitoring and Radiation Health Protection FukushimaResponseCampaign on FaceBook MejiasBlog frequent informative, in depth posts on Fukushima-related news and issues by Prof. Mejia Nadesan, author of Fukushima and the Privatizationof Risk and editor of Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization Fukushima Fallout Awarenes Network is a coalition of groups and concerned citizens who share information and resources in response to the ongoing radioactive fallout of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and then act to find solutions. FFAN is committed to holding US agencies and elected officials responsible for protecting the food supply, and also networking with the people of Japan who are trying to protect theirs as well. Daily radiation reports – news, analysis and maps. “RadCast is a great resource for people who want information that they can’t find in the public media.” ~ Thom Hartmann [ More resources and categories will be added as this site develops and the push to shutdown Diablo gains steam. Stay tuned. Suggestions welcomed. ]