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National Cancer Panel Recommends Pilot Study around Nuclear Sites in CA, CT, IL, MI, NJ, and TN

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown


How to Buy a Better Lightbulb


AP IMPACT: US nuke regulators weaken safety rules


Anti-nuke March Upcoming

From March 2- March 21, 2012


Knocking on the Devil’s Door


Where is all that Fukushima radiation going, and why does it matter?     http://vimeo.com/23186557


Physicians for Social Responsibility Cites Flawed Evacuation Zones


Resources related to the crisis in Japan and ways to help.


Christie Administration Forms Nuclear Review Task Force

UNPLUG Salem response


 
Salem/Hope Creek and reactions to Japan


Dave Lochbaum explains the new steam generator safety issue at Salem:


We have been concerned about the problems with alloy 600 since 1999. PSEG fired their senior chemist back in 1997-1998 over his concerns about alloy 600. - Norm


http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/science-updates/oyster-creek-decision-shows-focus-is-on-cooling-systems


NJ Silences Nuke Power Whistleblower


America's Eggshell Nukes


State Officials Block Open Testimony by DEP Nuclear Whistleblower


Jane Nogaki's statement at NRC hearing on Salem/HC relicensing


Dennis Zannoni


NRC APPROVES PILOT PROGRAM FOR CO-60 PRODUCTION

AT HOPE CREEK NUCLEAR POWER PLANT


Critics call for probe of Salem-Hope Creek


N.J.'s Salem nuclear power plants showing their age


Check out NEW links in the above table - License Renewal - Corrosion Reports - Salem Complex # 4 Reactor - check back often as these are being updated every few days. Also check out and PRINT the new - No More Nuclear Plants at Salem Petition - Print them out and get your fellow concerned citizens to fill them out. Spending Billions of dollars on New Nuclear Power plants instead of Wind farms is NOT the direction we should be going.


Moratorium 03/30/2011


Fish Kill 2/12/2011 AC  Press


Stop Fish Slaughter 2 2011


Frieda Berryhill -  statement July 14,2010 concerning New Jersey’s Emergency evacuation plan.


SUBJECT: Salem Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station 2010 Full Scale Exercise; Identification

of Issues Requiring Timely Corrective Actions


Nuclear Watchdog Groups Raise Reactor Safety Concerns over the Gulf Oil Spill


PSEG would buy wetlands


PSEG APPLICATION FOR EARLY SITE PERMIT IN NEW JERSEY


Wind power changing energy delivery


PSEG Files Site Permit


Article on Hope Creek's Cobalt adventure:


PSEG's Cobalt plan Flawed & Dangerous


Nuclear Waste -- Now What ?

Temporary Storage at 131 sites, over 60,000 metric tons of Nuclear Waste.

The Department of Energy acknowledged that peak radiation releases come about 300,000 years after removal.

Check Out Scientific American article


Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP)


The high cost of nuclear waste (Video)


More nukes would divert us from right energy choices A letter from Norm


Iodide Tablets


Asleep at the Geiger Counter


NRC judges nuclear safety


Notice of Licensee Meeting April 6th 2010


Hope Creek Early Site Permit


Salem Unit 1, Docket No. 50-272, License No. DPR-70, and  Salem Unit 2, Docket No. 50-311, License No. DPR-75.

Hope Creek Docket No. 50-354 License No. NPF-57 PSEG Nuclear, LLC


Fred Stine, Citizen Action Coordinator for the

Delaware Riverkeeper Network  Testimony to NRC


 Norm's Column


RPHP (Radiation and Public Health Project) which now has their office in Ocean City,  is doing a follow-up study to the 1950s St Louis tooth study, the results of which helped convince President Kennedy to sign the Partial Test Ban Treaty, which ended atmospheric nuke bomb test. RPHP is looking for interns or volunteers to help input data from the St Louis study so that they can follow up with the original participants to see how many contracted cancer.

Please email Joe Mangano at  odiejoe@aol. com  if you can help and for more details. If you are a Stockton student, we can probably arrange for intern credit for you.


 False Promises, NIRS recent book countering nuclear industry propaganda on safety, economics, sustainable energy, radiation and health, and more. You can download it for free on NIRS website (www.nirs.org) or you can buy a printed copy for $15 (including postage and handling). If you want bulk copies, contact us.


Potemkin Village 1/27/2010


Oyster Creek 1/16/2010


HWasserman: The Reactor Relapse Takes 3 Hits to the Head


Extension Application

Reactor Extension


Letter to Obama


Officials review Cumberland, Salem counties emergency evacuation plans July 2009


7/02/2009 Emergency Plan Hearings

STOP URANIUM MINING in the  GRAND CANYON 

PSEG Slide Presentation at 03/16/2009 License Renewal Meeting - This is in pdf

Licenses

Cooling Tower issues & under ground cable

Dave Lochbaum's Analysis of PSEG's near miss at Salem

NRC Sends Special Inspection Team to Salem Nuclear Plant


H.R. 6049 - Renewable Energy & Job Creation Act of 2008

Info  OpenCongress.org


Spinning The Atom


Consideration of the Need for a New Nuclear Plant in New Jersey


News from Beyond Nuclear


Blowing the Whistle on Nuclear Safety Lapses:

Federal Whistleblower Protections Act At A Glance pdf file



Hope Creek Uprate


Let's BBQ! More specifically, let's BBQ ourselves from the inside with radioactive particles.


Baby teeth study to begin 2008


02/13/2008 Hope Creek Integrated Inspection


Hope Creek to increase power output


Green Delaware Alert


Short Video of Salem / Hope Creek from plane, Notice The ONE Cooling tower for Hope Creek - NO Cooling towers for Salem One or Salem Two


From the latest NRC inspection report:

SUBJECT: SALEM NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION, UNIT NOS. 1 AND 2 -NRC INTEGRATED INSPECTION REPORT 05000272/2007003 and 05000311/2007003 AND NOTICE OF VIOLATION


N-reactor an outage away from rating cut


 News Journal 1/3/2008 - Power plant's cooling system said to destroy millions of fish each year


How Risky New Nuclear Power


Child Cancer Risk Higher Near Nuclear Plant


Nuclear Power Plants Water Need's


Nuclear Renaissance


9/09/2007 Letter to Editor by Frieda Berryhill


Nuclear should be left out of state energy master plan 9/12/2007


Human Error Report 9/2007


Hope Creek Greenhouse Gas Exceeded limit pdf.


Norm's Letter to editor Opposing New Nuclear Plant


Salem/Hope Creek Problem ID inspection.


PSE&G Bold New Plan to Spur Investment in Solar Energy

Under the plan, PSE&G will invest approximately $100 million to help finance the installation of solar systems on homes, businesses and municipal buildings throughout its service area. The funding will provide a source of  capital to spur additional investment in solar energy.

PSE&G would provide loans to developers to cover approximately 40-50 percent of the cost of a solar installation project. The utility would be repaid plus interest over 15 years, a longer investment timeframe than traditional lenders are willing to provide for solar installations.

PSE&G would be repaid in the form of credits called Solar Renewable Energy Certificates or SRECs, which have value in the energy marketplace. An SREC is a New Jersey tradable product that represents the clean energy benefits of electricity generated from a solar system. PSE&G would earn a return to compensate the company for its full cost of capital, plus an incentive for spurring the development of the solar market. The solar panels would be owned by the developer or the host customer.  


NRC Inspection Reports of Salem & Hope Creek 


Frieda Berryhill - Working for Common Sense


  Helen Caldicott


Sustainable Energy Blueprint


Nuclear Power – One of Humankind’s Biggest Mistakes By Jim Bell


 Link for info on 316(b) intake rules


Dr. Janette Sherman’s groundbreaking book, Life’s Delicate Balance, (now out of print) is available for sale from the UNPLUG Salem Campaign.  


NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!


Sidney Goodman:  Atomic Myths - Radioactive Realities


Oyster Creek Steel Liner Corrosion


New Jersey's First Wind Farm


NRC Special Inspection .pdf - Salem & Hope Creek


New Jersey Voluntary Green Power Choice Program


Hope Creek Trip Report 01/06-03/06


The shadow lingers TMI


It's never been about making a difference. It's about doing the right thing


NRC Rejects Public Petition (Hope Creek involved)


Exelon PSE&G buy out 

N.J. Board of Public Utilities Public Hearing


NRC Salem 2 Performance Indicators


NJ Nuclear Plant Evacuation Plan

Letter to: Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent, NJ State Police

Letter to: FEMA Region 2


USC comments on Emergency Preparedness .pdf


Hope Creek Shutdown Event 41956


NRC June 30th 2005 Salem Report


7/29/2005 Request for renewal of deviation to the action matrix to provide heightened NRC oversight of the Salem & Hope Creek generating stations. .pdf file


Salem Hope Creek NRC Employee Concerns Program Inspection Report.pdf


David Lochbaum USC on Fuel Defect .pdf


News from Ed Markey  United States Congress on Nuclear Plant Security


Letter to editor, on Building New reactors - by Frieda Berryhill


Hope Creek Event 41753 (Drywell Leakage pdf file) explained by: David Lochbaum UCS


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released the following reports, testimony, and correspondence: GAO report .pdf


U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Hearing Statements Date: 05/26/2005

Sub committee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety Oversight on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Thinking Twice About Nuclear Power By Sidney J. Goodman


Global Warming Versus Nuclear Power


Nuclear Regulatory Commission: NRC Needs to Do More to Ensure That Power Plants Are Effectively Controlling Spent Nuclear Fuel. GAO-05-339, April 21.(pdf file)


Statement from UNPLUG Salem Campaign 

 

"This is a sad day for all those folks, both 'pro' and 'anti' nuke, who believe in making nuclear power as safe as possible. 

The NRC decision on Dr Harvin sends a chilling message to workers at PSEG's nuclear plants as well as workers throughout the nuclear industry. 

From now on, they'll just pencil-whip the problems and save their jobs. 

The NRC and the individual NRC members who wrote and endorsed this decision should be ashamed and should resign their positions immediately. 

UNPLUG was not surprised by this decision. 

The NRC sent strong pro-PSEG messages when they appointed Sam Collins, the NRC staffer who screwed up royally at Davis Besse, to be the new Region 1 administrator.

NRC's subsequent authorization of the re-start of the defective Hope Creek nuke was just more evidence of where NRC's loyalties lay- 

with the nuke owners, not with safety whistleblowers. 

UNPLUG Salem supports Dr Harvin in whatever action she now takes to find justice in the cause of nuclear power safety".

 

Norm Cohen Coordinator, UNPLUG Salem Campaign 609-601-8583

 

Note from Dave Lochbaum UCS on Dr. Harvin NRC statment

 


NRC Notice on Pump Shaft Vibration


UCS Requests Public Meeting before Hope Creek Restart .pdf


Consumer Groups Move to Intervene in Exelon’s Proposed Buy-Out of PSEG  


Damaging Nuclear Security Report Delayed


Attached please find comments by UCS in response to a notice published in the Federal Register last week about a license amendment sought by the Hope Creek licensee. As detailed in our comments, this licensee seeks to short-cut a long and established process for reducing defense-in-depth. This licensee seeks to "cherry pick" among the Improved Technical Specifications and adopt only those that can speed up its refueling outages. The established process is to convert completely to the Improved Technical Specifications as virtually all of the other licensees have done or are currently doing so. The NRC must deny this short-cut and make this licensee convert entirely to the Improved Technical Specifications if it wants the luxury of this one defense-in-depth rollback. Thanks, Dave Lochbaum Nuclear Safety Engineer Union of Concerned Scientists Comments by UCS


Dr. Nancy Kymn Harvin to receive Carl Barus Award  for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest


A former nuclear worker went to the NRC nearly 18 months ago with allegations, including one that her termination was in retaliation for having conveyed safety concerns to senior management. Despite internal procedures that specify allegations to be addressed within 180 days and investigations to be completed within 18 months, the NRC has yet to announce a decision on this matter. Read Dave Lochbaun's letter to NRC. (in pdf)


NEW STUDY SUGGESTS SPIKE IN INFANT MORTALITY ASSOCIATED WITH RADIATION FROM NUKE PLANTS more info


Hope Creek NRC Integrated Inspection Report of 12/31/2004.pdf


Hope Creek NRC Special Inspection Report of 12/16/2004.pdf


Letter to NRC on Lack Of Safety Work Environment from David Lochbaum


Statement By Suzanne Leta of NJPIRG


Statement at NRC Public Meeting on Hope Creek By Dave Lochbaum (in pdf)


Dave Lochbaum & Dr. Kymn Harvin on Jeff Rense Show (.wma audio file)


GE Recommendation on inspection of Pump Shaft


Letter to PSEG Subject: Hope Creek NGS Summary of Results NRC Review Technical Issues .pdf


Letter to PSEG, subject: Hope Creek HGS Preliminary Results Special Inspection for October 10th 2004 event .pdf


Junk Science? by Sidney Goodman


Let PSEG put Safety First


Letter from Senator's to NRC


Norm's letter to the Press


NRC Credibility on the line Dr. N. K. Harvin 


Letter by Cumberland County Freeholder Jane Y. Christy


Letter to NRC from David Lochbaum on Safety Culture Problems.pdf


Independent Assessment of Hope Creek Reactor Re-circulation System.pdf


Letter to PSEG on Re-circulation System Vibration Problems at Hope Creek .pdf


Delaware Delegation wants more answers from U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Hope Creek Shutdown .pdf


Steam Leak in Turbine Building Event 41109

UCS Background on Event .pdf


Dry Cask Storage


Safety Culture Problems


Salem Tritium Leak


Statement from Union of Concerned Scientists

by David Lochbaum

House Subcommittee on Nuclear Security

Printed statement in pdf


GAO report on NRC Security.pdf

NRC and Nuclear Plants need to do more


Has anything changed? for a video report on Salem 1 in 1983 click on 

(this is a real media file) if you need a player click here http://www.real.com/


Letter from NRC to David Lochbaum

Subject: Questions raised regarding NRC actions to address

Safety Culture at Salem & Hope Creek Nuclear Plant's


PSEG nuclear plants continue to have poor safety culture - NRC

Performance Review - Hope Creek.pdf

Performance Review - Salem.pdf


Coalition Demands Solution for Nuclear Reactor

Vulnerability to Terrorist Attacks


Letter to E.J Ferland CEO PSE&G.pdf


Letter to Congressman Lobiondo


Formal Allegation of PSEG "Gaming" The NRC's Reactor Oversight Process .pdf


Letter to Congressman Lobiondo on Safety Concerns 7/13/2004


Statement July 7th 2004 by Norm at Evacuation Plan Meeting


Need More Baby Teeth From New Jersey


Letter to NRC from David Lochbaum of UCS 

"Same Problems at Same Nuclear Plant Deserve Same Protection for the Public" .pdf


Statement by Dr. Kymn Harvin NRC-PSEG Public Meeting  June 16, 2004


Chernobyl: The Facts


U.S. Nuclear Plants in the 21st Centuary

The Risk OF A Lifetime .pdf


Hope Creek Circulating Pump Problems 1 - 2 (both .pdf)


 NO TMI ON THE DELAWARE 2004


Response to Gloucester County Editorial


Disaster at Davis-Besse.pdf


Draft SPDES Permit for Indian Point.pdf


Fact sheet on Indian point.pdf


Letter To: Nils J. Diaz, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Letter to NRC expressing No Confidence (in pdf.)


ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION FROM NUCLEAR REACTORS

AND CHILDHOOD CANCER IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA

 FINAL REPORT OF RESEARCH ON

 THE SOUTH FLORIDA BABY TEETH AND

CANCER CASE STUDY

Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. Statement


PSEG Dry Cask Storage Project pdf file


Letter to Editor on Dry Cask Storage


Robust Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

By Gordon Thompson

If you need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to open a .pdf file click here 


KILLING FISH and GUTTING the CLEAN WATER ACT


RADIATION FROM NUCLEAR PLANTS RISING IN BODIES, LINKED WITH CHILD CANCER - BALDWIN CALLS FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT OF RESEARCH

Report: Radioactive Strontium-90 in Baby Teeth by Joseph J. Mangano


BILLIONS FOR CONSTRUCTING NEW NUCLEAR REACTORS!


Radiation Threat: NUKE WASTE to MAKE TOYS, TOASTERS & TOOTHBRUSHES?!


NRC, PSEG NUCLEAR TO DISCUSS SPENT FUEL STORAGE PLANS
FOR SALEM AND HOPE CREEK NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS


Potassium Iodide Tablets
Shelf Life Extension


Study Finds Cause in Nuclear Plant Radiation Emissions  Drinking Water Most Likely Source


PSEG Emergency News Center Salem County Department of Emergency Services Building 135 Cemetery Road Salem, NJ 08079   DIRECTIONS


NRC - Annual Assessment Letter


Unplug Salem Wins partial victory on Nuke plant security issues - NRC approves portions of our 2.206 petition

Read .pdf file

If you need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to open a .pdf file click here 


PSEG Will Not Send Nuke Waste to Utah Read Letter


Study: Energy efficiency product standards would benefit consumers, environment in Northeast


Baby Teeth Studies Reveal Childhood Radiation Exposure


UNPLUG Salem Campaign Demands That PSEG Replace Steam Generator Now, Not In 2006


Response to Atlantic City Press Article 12/04/02 "pseg & nj: perfect for environment" 


Letter from David Lochbaum - Nuclear Safety Engineer Union of Concerned Scientists to Mr. John Zwolinski - Director Division of Licensing Project Management NRC


Letter to NRC, Responding to Director's decision to Unplug's 2.206 petition.


updated

Preventing Nuclear Power Plant Terrorism:

A Case Study of The Salem Power Plants

By Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University (in .pdf format)

Security and Vulnerability (in .pdf format)

Spent Fuel Fact Sheet (in .pdf format)

Potassium Iodide Fact Sheet (in .pdf format)

If you need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to open a .pdf file click here 


Do You live near a proposed route for the shipment of Radioactive Waste ?


Letter to Editor Atlantic City Press on Potassium Iodide


Frieda Berryhill & Sid Goodman at the first Salem Demonstration


TMI Accident Radiatio (letter to AC Press.)


Dave Lochbaum "The Second Biggest Mistake"


Pictures of Dead Horseshoe Crabs at PSEG Site, Thompson's Beach


 Riverkeeper Alliance Needs Your Help


Preventing Nuclear Power Plant Terrorism:


Solar Panels on BJ's


NRC's reply to 2.206 petition. This is in PDF format


Norm's letter to Editor on Yucca Mountain Transport


Testimony on Nuclear Plant Security before the Senate Committee on Appropriations


Testimony to Committee about Homeland Security

By: David Lochbaum of UCS


YUCCA MOUNTAIN


NRC RESPONSE TO UNPLUG SALEM IS MIXED; 


Princeton University Task Force To Release Study On Ways To Protect NJ From Nuclear Reactor Terrorism


Environmental Foundation Awards UNPLUG Salem 12K Grant


Letter to McGreevy on KI


  UNPLUG Salem Urges McGreevy to Distribute KI Directly to Residents Near Salem Nukes


  Norm Cohen's Letter on KI 


Potassium Iodide as a blocking agent


New Jersey Officials (and the nuclear industry) to decide whether to stockpile potassium iodide 


Nuke Watchdog Group Releases Nuke Sabotage Report:
           Calls for Changes or Shutdown of NJ Nuke Plants


ROUTINE RADIOACTIVE RELEASES

FROM NUCLEAR REACTORS


Nuke Watchdog Group Demands Answers To Salem Nuke Security Questions
                Supports Assemblyman Guear's Call For Security Upgrades

Letter to: Robert Fretz, NRC - from Norm Cohen

Letter to: Harry Kaiser, PSEG - from Norm Cohen


Dave Lochbaum's background on David-Bessie "The Reactor with a Hole in its Head"


Pictures of Norm & Paul at CSNY concert


Dr. Helen Caldicott

Nuclear Power Is Not Clean


NUKE WATCHDOG TO ASK "UNANSWERED QUESTIONS" AT SALEM
NRC INSPECTION MEETING


Recent Safety Hazards at aging Nuclear Plants


Clean Energy Blueprint (pdf file)


Sabotage at Nuclear Power Plants


New Nuclear Age
  After A Long Moratorium, More Generators Are On Drawing Boards


"Clean Energy: Jobs for America's Future", is available in
 PDF form


Spent Fuel Security


Peoples Health, Red Tape & Bull Shit or A Lesson in how you as a tax payer are being protected.


 Speeches by Dr. Judith Johnsrud, Tony Totah and the Tooth Fairy have been posted on the 15th Anniversary of Chernobyl Demonstration Page


Unplug's NRC Meeting


segment on Steam Generators from the video "Good
Nukes - Almost Good Enough.".

(This is a video clip in Real Audio format - the Quality is Fair - download time is approximately 10 minutes) 


Potassium Iodide Will it protect you if there is a nuclear accident?


U.S. nuclear power plant insurance plan questioned


GOVERNMENT ADMITS EACH NUCLEAR REACTOR RE-LICENSING
 EXPECTED TO KILL 12
 PEOPLE


Investigation of Hope Creek


Silent Gagged Protest


David Lochbaum, Nuclear Safety Engineer for The Union of Concerned Scientists


 Testimony to Congress on the NRC   Click and Read


Radioactive Releases from New Jersey Nuclear Power Plants and The Link with Cancer


Scientist links cancer to nuclear power


The Domenici Deception: Nuclear Energy Bill Is an Atomic Waste


A book by Susan Gateley "The Great Atomic Lake" provides
an overview  of the complex issues and problems posed by North America's aging fleet of commercial nukes in a deregulated market place.


Read Testimony - Maya K. van Rossum - Delaware Riverkeeper 1/23/2001


People's Hearing on Salem Nukes


To The Editor, Atlantic City Press


Corporate Take-Over of World's Nukes


Unplug Salem Host Radiation Health Forum


Re-Launch of Oyster Creek Nuke Group


 Statement to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on
 Science, United States House of Representatives, July 18, 2000


Patching Nuclear Power


FEDERAL ENERGY SUBSIDIES


Sale of 42.59% Salem 1 & 2


Radiation Poisoning Protection


Report - Salem / Hope Creek Cancer