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No Nukes Is Good News: Plans for 2 Reactors Bite the Dust!

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There are also waste issues at the shut reactors, including San Onofre, that are a nightmare, as underscored by the fine work of Donna Gilmore and others whose campaign at San Onofre did not end with the wonderful shut-down.

Most of all, we are worried about the 99 reactors still operating in the US. Each is a Fukushima in progress. It's only a matter of time before the next one blows. So we need to work as hard and fast as we can to get them all shut.

JB: So, in short, this was a significant victory but we're not out of the woods yet. What would you like to add before we wrap this up?

HW: The biggest challenge we now face is getting the operating reactors shut asap. They are all falling apart and, with Trump, completely unregulated.

We also face a huge challenge in China, as they're the last ones building any reactors in large numbers.

We have been hugely helped by the astonishing rise of wind & solar, which have been accelerating at an unprecedented rate. These are technologies that really work. All that "pie in the sky" critique has proven amazingly wrong.

So money & technology are on our side, but the clocks are ticking worldwide on each of these insane nukes. Hopefully, if Vogtle goes down now, we can concentrate our full power on shutting all these reactors before they blow.

Sort of like the same challenge we have with stopping Trump from blowing up the world. Let's hope our work does what needs doing and that fortune smiles on our survival"...

JB: Amen to that. Thanks for talking with me again, Harvey. It's always a pleasure. Nice to have some good news to share.


Harvey's Solartopia website


His recent piece, which inspired this interview: Goodbye Nuclear Power. Construction of Two of Four Remaining Planned U.S. Plants Just Canceled 8.6.2017


some of my past interviews with Harvey:

GOP Flip & Strip Led to Trump Win? 11.21.2016

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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