Wisconsin Action Alert! Oppose Senate Bill 288
The Republican-controlled Wisconsin legislature is working to repeal a 33-year-old law that protects ratepayers and the environment from needless nuclear reactor construction and additional production of unmanageable radioactive waste.
Current state law (Wis. Stat. 196.493) is not a “moratorium” or “ban” on new reactor construction, but requires only that two common-sense conditions be met prior to new builds:
1) There must be an operating federal facility taking the high-level radioactive waste from civil power reactors; and
2) The cost of new reactor construction, operation, decommissioning and waste disposal must be “economically advantageous” for the ratepayers compared with “feasible alternatives.”
This fiscally conservative statute protects the public interest by protecting ratepayers from avoidable cost increases, and preventing the accumulation of additional high-level radioactive waste in Wisconsin.
Tell your State Senator to protect Wisconsin pocketbooks and the environment — VOTE NO on SB 288. CALL TOLL-FREE TODAY:
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Nukewatch is a Wisconsin-based environmental and peace action group, dedicated to the abolition of nuclear power, weapons and continued radioactive waste production. Nukewatch brings critical attention to the locations, movements, dangers, and the politics of nuclear weapons and dangerous wastes. Staff and volunteers advocate Gandhian nonviolence in education and action, and report on nuclear issues in the Nukewatch Quarterly newsletter.
Nukewatch began in 1979 in response to the cold war build up of nuclear weapons and the secrecy surrounding the nuclear industry. Nukewatch conducted TrackWatch; a program to monitor and expose secret shipments of radioactive waste on U.S. rails; TruckWatch, the transportation of H-bombs and component parts in unmarked trucks by the DOE; Nukewatch mapped all 1,000 land-based nuclear missile silos for educational and organizing purposes. Nukewatch has a long history of successful grassroots organizing across the nation.
Nukewatch organized -- for 13 years -- two to four activities each year at the Navy's Project ELF in northern Wisconsin in opposition to this first-strike nuclear war communication system. It closed on September 30, 2004.
Nukewatch monitors the transportation of radioactive waste around the country and around the world on an on-going basis.
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Nukewatch Testifies at Canadian Hearings on Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Dump:
On September 24, 2013, at the invitation of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Nukewatch's John LaForge joined dozens of citizens from Canada and the US in testifying against the Ontario government's consideration of plans to bury radioactive waste one mile from the shore of Lake Huron. Canada is the only country in the world studying such a risk so near to a body of drinking water. Public hearings were held in Kincardine, Ontario near the Bruce reactor complex, one of the largest in the world. John's full statement to the "Deep Geologic Repository Joint Review Panel" is posted as a Word document below as well as in full video form.
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