MPSC Ruling Protects DTE Ratepayers from Fermi 3 Fiasco, for now…

(Originally published December 31, 2015 on

Great news!! On December 11, 2015, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued a decisive ruling in Case No. U-17767 (in particular, see pages 36-39 of the Order) which completely rejected DTE Electric Company’s request for reimbursement from DTE customers for the $102 million which the utility budgeted to complete a federal license application to construct and operate a potential Fermi 3 Nuclear Power Plant in Southeast Michigan. Continue reading “MPSC Ruling Protects DTE Ratepayers from Fermi 3 Fiasco, for now…”

Fermi 2 Re-lice and Pestilence

(Originally published December 30, 2015 on

Fermi 2’s original 40-year operating license expires in 2025. DTE Energy has applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a 20-year extension of this license. Continue reading “Fermi 2 Re-lice and Pestilence”

The Nesbitt Energy Bill

(Originally published December 6, 2015 on

If you live in Michigan, you may have gotten in the mail a big, slick and ominous-looking flyer asserting that the Nesbitt Energy Bill in the Michigan Legislature will solve “Michigan’s looming energy shortfall.” You may have seen television ads promoting the same idea. Continue reading “The Nesbitt Energy Bill”

Morally Bankrupt Regulators

(Originally published September 8, 2015 on


For immediate release                                    Contact: David Kraft, Nuclear Energy Information Service

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2015                                                  (773)342-7650 (w);



Potassium Iodide – Radioactive Fallout Protection

(Originally published July 25, 2015 on

If you’re caught in the plume of fallout from a “nuclear event” (reactor meltdown or nuclear bomb), taking a potassium iodide pill is one of the few things you can do to protect yourself from fallout. It’s only partial protection, and you should still do everything possible to to get away from the fallout, but it will go a long way toward preventing thyroid cancer. Continue reading “Potassium Iodide – Radioactive Fallout Protection”

Contemplation At The Oak Ridge, Tn Nuclear Weapons Facility

(Originally published Thursday, June 18, 2015 on

on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

March and rally on August 8, 2015 10:30 AM Bissell Park, Oak Ridge, Tenn. [See,-84.2630897,18z?hl=en for location.]

About 1942, the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. produced a secret agreement and subsequently expanded it: to mine the uranium, build reactors to produce nuclear weapons material, expose humans and other life forms to ionizing radiation at whatever level necessary, produce, test, and use atomic weapons. Continue reading “Contemplation At The Oak Ridge, Tn Nuclear Weapons Facility”