NEIS — Illinois’ nuclear power watchdog – enters its 36th year fighting for safe energy and a less-nuclear world! Last year, over 91% of contributions went directly towards supporting our issue programs. Here’s what your giving supports in 2017:
- Continuing the fight for a responsible phase out of nuclear plants in Illinois and elsewhere by:
— Exploring ways to reverse the Exelon $2.3-billion nuclear bailout for money-losing reactors in Illinois. Fight for a “just transitions” program for reactor closure communities.
— Continuing to work for the closure of the four GE Mark-I containment reactors in Illinois at Dresden and Quad Cities – the same type that melted down and exploded at Fukushima – pending safety reviews and design change.
— Continuing to defend the citizens of Illinois by exposing weak security and emergency planning conditions at Illinois’ 14 reactors and whistle-blower allegations about safety violations; and confronting authorities on post-9/11 reactor security vulnerabilities.
— Fight for major revisions of the Illinois decommissioning statutes to protect ratepayers from fraud and abuse during reactor decommissioning.
— Oppose State reactor license permit variances that would allow reactors to thermally pollute Illinois rivers during extreme heat and drought conditions..
- Expanding our successful You Can’t ‘Nuke’ Global Warming! Campaign – a citizen education and action campaign on non-nuclear ways to fight global warming.
- Expanding our Radiation Monitoring Project to purchase and distribute radiation monitors to contaminated and front-line communities and provide professional, in-depth training on monitor use and data collection.
- Promoting the national Carbon Free-Nuclear Free Campaign as a way to fight climate change effects while eliminating the use of nuclear and fossil fuels in the U.S. by 2040.
- “Don’t (Rad)Waste America!”
— Promote “hardened-onsite storage” (HOSS) of irradiated reactor fuel at Illinois reactors, especially at the Zion decommissioning project.
— Oppose the recommendation of Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Blue Ribbon Commission” on America’s Nuclear Future for the construction of “interim storage facilities” for high-level radioactive wastes.
— Oppose DOE’s dangerous irradiated (spent) nuclear fuel “reprocessing” plans.
- Continue coalition work with the Illinois Climate Table and others, to establish local programs to reverse the negative effects of global warming, re-define the global warming issue in terms of climate justice, and creating solutions in terms of a sustainable, green economic system.