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Radioactive waste “Ponzi scheme” collapsing?

Posted on 30. Apr, 2017 by .

Waste Control Specialists, LLC (WCS) has requested the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) temporarily suspend its review of the license application for a commercial irradiated nuclear fuel centralized interim storage facility in Andrews County, Texas.

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear’s Radioactive Waste Watchdog, stated: “This latest radioactive waste Ponzi scheme has collapsed under its own weight. In its request to NRC to suspend the proceedings, WCS acknowledged ‘enormous financial challenges.’ In other words, WCS’s financial assurances for the future, and financial status at present, are little more than a wobbly house of cards, that have now come crashing down.

First and foremost, although the nuclear power industry would never admit it, this is yet another clear sign that there is no good solution for the dilemma of its forever deadly high-level radioactive waste. For this reason alone, the four new reactors under construction in Georgia and South Carolina should be terminated, and (99) dangerously age-degraded atomic reactors, located in 30 states across the U.S., should be permanently shut down, as soon as possible. Their electricity can be readily replaced with clean, safe, and ever more affordable energy efficiency and renewable sources, such as wind and solar power.”  More

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Nuclear Disarmament & the Iran Deal

Posted on 29. Aug, 2015 by .


In 2015, 70 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world community is making important moves toward nuclear abolition…


Just a few months ago, the Holy See issued a ground-breaking paper entitled Nuclear Disarmament: Time for Abolition, which said, “Now is the time to affirm not only the immorality of the use of nuclear weapons, but the immorality of their possession, thereby clearing the road to nuclear abolition.”

Most recently we have seen the significant July 14 agreement between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States – plus Germany) and the European Union to curtail Iran’s nuclear program. After years of tense and delicate negotiations, the signatories agreed that Iran’s uranium stockpiles will be considerably reduced, various uranium enrichment activities either will be stopped or greatly limited, and the International Atomic Energy Agency will have regular access to its nuclear facilities. In return, the crippling economic sanctions against Iran will be lifted.

Congress, which will return from its break Sept. 8, has until Sept. 17 to vote on a resolution supporting or rejecting the accord. It is imperative that the Iran deal enter into force without obstacles created by the U.S. Congress.

Take Action!

Urge Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal. Call (202-224-3121) to get in touch with your senators!

Also, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns suggests that you share these documents with your Senators and Representatives:

  • Pax Christi International’s statement on the Iran deal, available here.
  • The Holy See’s paper on the immorality of possessing nuclear weapons, available here.
  • Letter from Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, NM, chair of the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace, available here.


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Nuclear Weapons & Energy resources

Posted on 06. Mar, 2015 by .


Here a few of the many great resources out there to learn more about nuclear weapons and their effects:

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Read their article about the current statistics about nuclear arsenals.

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Watch their video they made in collaboration with Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and Public Citizen about clean energy:


Pax Christi USA

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Watch their video about the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war:


United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

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International Peace: Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Posted on 11. Oct, 2014 by .


A Four Minute Prayer for International Peace

Commemorating the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki through a lens of social justice and peacemaking, this four minute prayer gives you a chance to pray for peace and hope while reflecting on the tragedy of nuclear warfare.

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