KI coup: Changing the Conversation in Lansing

David Schonberger gave public testimony to the Michigan Senate Energy and Technology Committee on March 2, 2017.  Speaking truth to power, David withstood mockery and derision from unprofessional DTE utility employees to make a compelling link between federal nuclear waste policy and disaster preparedness in Michigan.  David redirected the conversation toward the state government’s inadequate potassium iodide (KI) distribution program which fails to protect the public health in nuclear power plant communities throughout Michigan.

See the video below:

Making Disaster Seem Acceptable

Saturday, March 11, 2017 will be the 6th anniversary of the triple meltdown disaster at Fukushima that is still dumping radioactive isotopes into the air and the ocean.  it is still decades away from being “cleaned up,” and will not be satisfactorily cleaned up during the lifetime of anyone alive today – unless we drastically change our standards as to what is acceptable. There is an organized effort to get us to change those standards. The press release below outlines some of that effort, and is packed with links to research and expert testimony that fully justifies refusing to accept new “standards” set for the convenience of the nuclear industry. Continue reading “Making Disaster Seem Acceptable”

Know Nukes Concert

Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding, we regret the necessity to cancel the “Know Nukes 2017” concert scheduled for March 31st at Unity of Livonia.

On Friday, March 31, 2017, Alliance To Halt Fermi 3 and Citizens for Peace will hold a joint fundraising concert starting at 7 pm at Unity of Livonia Church, 28660 Five Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan. The performers will be Charlie King

Charlie King

– songwriter, story teller and political satirist –

and special guest Julie Beutel

Julie Beutel

– a gem of the Detroit political music scene –

Tickets are $20 – or more if you want to donate more.

Call 734-838-8084 or send check to ATHF3, P. O. Box 511001, Livonia, MI 48151.

Make check payable to Alliance To Halt Fermi 3 or ATHF3 and put “Concert” in the memo line. We can send you an actual ticket, or we can just put your name on a list we will have at the door. Please include a note if you want us to send you a ticket. ATHF3 is a 501(C)3 organization, which means donations are tax-deductible.

NUCLEAR INDUSTRY WANTS NO RESPONSIBILITY  FOR REACTOR ACCIDENTS

CRAFT Contentions on Fermi 2

Below is the text from CRAFT’s legal argument on the subject of Fermi 2. The entire formal document (pdf) can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

CITIZENS’ RESISTANCE AT FERMI 2 (CRAFT) REPLY TO NRC STAFF AND DTE LAWYERS OPPOSITION TO THE CRAFT MOTION TO REOPEN THE HEARING AND SUBMIT A NEW CONTENTION

Now comes Citizens’ Resistance at Fermi 2 (CRAFT) to reply to both NRC Staff and DTE filings against reopening the hearing and submitting a new contention regarding the proposed 20-year license extension for the aged Fermi 2 nuclear reactor. For the reasons set forth below, the Secretary of the Commission acted within its sound discretion when it halted the issuance of the 20-year license extension to DTE Electric Company, a subsidiary of DTE Energy, and should therefore allow the ALSB Hearing to be reopened and admit our new contention. CRAFT concurs with appreciation the Acting Secretary of the Commission for recognizing the legality of our Motion to Reopen the Hearing and present a new contention. NRC Staff filing continues to focus on the shortcoming of filing done by average citizens instead of a lawyer, and yet they fail to read the content while they focus on form. “CRAFT’s Motion to Reopen should also be denied because it is untimely and does not raise an exceptionally grave environmental issue.” (page 10, 1stparagraph) We believe that not protecting citizens to the fullest extend is a grave environmental issue. Continue reading “CRAFT Contentions on Fermi 2”

Seeking a Day in Court

                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
                                          TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
 
 
CONTACTS:
 
Keith Gunter, Co-Chair, ATHF3 / (734) 838-8084 or keith.gunter9@gmail.com
 
Carol Izant, Co-Chair, ATHF3 / (248) 930-3173 or cogknot@yahoo.com
 
 
ALLIANCE TO HALT FERMI-3’S “GOT KI?” CAMPAIGN SEEKS A DAY IN COURT THROUGH INTERVENTION AGAINST DTE ENERGY’S FERMI-2 LICENSE RENEWAL
 
Detroit, MI —  The Alliance To Halt Fermi-3 (ATHF3) applauds its ally, Citizens’ Resistance At Fermi-Two (CRAFT), for filing a Motion to Re-open the federal legal proceedings against DTE Electric Company’s Fermi-2 License Renewal Application (LRA).  On Monday, November 21, 2016 CRAFT submitted a new contention to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) pertaining to the concerns of the Alliance’s “Got KI?” campaign.

Continue reading “Seeking a Day in Court”

Radioactive Contamination – Still Not Good

You may have heard propaganda saying something like, “Once mankind cleared out of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, wildlife is thriving in spite of the radiation.” Well, that’s just wrong. Wildlife is not thriving.

What has happened downwind and of Chernobyl and Fukushima could happen downwind of Fermi or more than a hundred other reactors in the US and Canada.