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.
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”
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.
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.
It’s a busy time, with lots of events calling for our attention; political conventions, police shootings, shootings of police, airport bombings, coup attempts, and a seemingly endless list of similar events. These are all important events, not silly distractions like Pokemon Go. Especially to people directly involved, each one can seem like the most important thing in the world, deserving all our attention right here and right now.
It’s not easy to remember, in the midst of all the flashing lights and sirens, to pay attention to long-term issues that are not yet so immediate. Even so, that’s what we are doing with our “Got KI?” Campaign. That’s because there’s no plan or schedule for a nuclear reactor meltdown. Nobody wants it to happen. Many steps are taken to prevent it happening. And yet it does happen. Continue reading “Walk With Us July 31”
Keith Gunter, Co-Chair, Alliance To Halt Fermi-3 (ATHF3)
Carol Izant, Co-Chair, Alliance To Halt Fermi-3 (ATHF3)
On this 30th anniversary of the onset of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, the Alliance To Halt Fermi-3 (ATHF3), in association with the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery (33 East Adams, Detroit, MI) is proud to announce the opening of “Chernobyl + 30: Half-Lives, Half-Truths” by photojournalist Gabriela Bulisova. The display will begin on Friday, May 27th, 2016 from 6 PM until 9 PM and extend into Summer 2016.
Ms. Bulisova traveled to the region in the 2000’s and captured startling images of Chernobyl landscapes and the affected population. Her artist statement and captions, coupled with the photos, reflect the story not only of an environmental and human health disaster, but also of a monstrous event resulting in an enormous psychological toll on millions of people.
“Alliance To Halt Fermi-3 is profoundly grateful to the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery for giving us the opportunity to display Gabriela Bulisova’s extremely powerful work,” said Keith Gunter, Co-Chair of ATHF3. “This will be a tremendous opportunity for Detroiters to have a long look at what the after effects of a nuclear meltdown look like.”
Carol Izant, the Alliance’s other Co-Chair, added “This exhibit should give residents of this area reason to pause and think, since a partial meltdown occurred at Detroit Edison’s Fermi-1 reactor on October 5, 1966. We’ve already had our own close call.”
Admission to the exhibit will be free, and will include a display addressing the situation at Chernobyl as it stands three decades later. “Chernobyl + 30” will open simultaneously at the Gallery with another exhibit addressing the compelling issues surrounding drones.