Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Hour Harvey Wasserman embraces your views with a Solartopian vision of the people’s politics, ecology, holistic health and much more.

August 25, 2015  

Commission of Washington, DC, has rejected Exelon’s $6.4 billion attempt to take over the 2 million-person territory now served by Pepco.

As explained by TIM JUDSON of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service (based in DC), and by DAVE KRAFT of the Nuclear Energy Information Service (based in Chicago), the rejection represents a huge step forward for a Solartopian economy.

Exelon owns some two dozen US reactors, about half the nation’s fleet.  Its plan was to capture Pepco’s market for nuke power.  Instead, Pepco may now push ahead with its own renewable and efficiency programs.

Tim also explains for us the campaign to shut the Ginna reactor in upstate New York, while Tim lays out the huge battle in Illinois that could soon result in five more shut-downs there.

Overall, this gratifying hour of Solartopian expertise importantly confirms the ever-more powerful movement away from lethal atomic power and toward the green-based economy we need to survive.  

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August 18, 2015  

We discuss NUKES ON THE ROAD TO SHUTDOWN with the great KEVIN KAMPS.  

As the atomic industry slumps to total market failure decrepit nukes like Ohio’s DAVIS-BESSE and California’s DIABLO CANYON slide toward complete collapse.

With his unique comprehension of the industry’s complex realities, Kevin walks us through the on-going downfalls in Illinois, Ohio and New York, along with the technical collapse of reactors like Indian Point, Pilgrim and Diablo Canyon.

In particular, these reactors are in violation of water quality laws on both the state and federal level and should have shut many moons ago.

DONNA GILMORE then fills us in on the battles over decommissioning California’s SAN ONOFRE .  In particular, the fight over substandard dry casks for storing high level fuel rods has moved center stage as ratepayers are socked with hundreds of millions on costs that Southern California Edison does not want to cover.  Donna’s assessment of this epic confrontation has especially serious implication for the future of us all.

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August 12, 2015  
TOWARD A NON-NUCLEAR NEW ENGLAND!

To hear about SHUTTING NUKE POWER especially in New England we are joined by three great activists:  SHEILA PARKS, DIANE TURCO and DEB KATZ.

All three have been fighting for years to close some of the world’s worst reactors.
Deb is a founder of the CITIZENS’ AWARENESS NETWORK which has been at the core of the successful movement to shut Vermont Yankee.  As she points out, New England activists have won major victories not only at VY, but at Maine Yankee, Connecticut Yankee, Yankee Rowe, Seabrook 2, Millstone 1 and more.
Diane is hard at work shutting the Pilgrim reactor, south of Boston, where devastating health issues have arisen.  Boston-based public health researcher RICHARD CLAPP was among the first to prove a clear connection between reactor radiation releases and rising cancer rates.
Sheila has continued to work on the moral and ethical questions around nuclear power, the TPP and healthy food.  Her work in the Boston area includes organizing a speech in Waltham Friday, August 14 ( http://tinyurl.com/Harvey-speaks-Aug-14-Watertown )
.  See you there…and in a Solartopia New England!
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August 4, 2015  

California's DIABLO CANYON Nuclear Power Power Plant is surrounded by at least a dozen earthquake faults.  Legendary lead attorney JOHN GEESMAN of the ALLIANCE 4 NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITY explains why it needs to shut as soon as possible, and how that might actually happen.

Geesman is an extremely articulate, focused expert on Diablo whose in-depth knowledge and legal acumen have been significant underpinnings of the opposition for many years.

In this full-hour interview he explains the origins of the now-infamous report by Dr. Michael Peck, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety expert, warning that the reactors cannot withstand a likely quake.  Nearly all the nearby fault lines have been discovered since the reactors were built.

Geesman also explains critical water issues that could arise within state regulatory network that could lead to Diablo being shut.

These two nukes could irradiate all of North America.  Don’t miss this core discussion about how we might turn them off.  NOW!!!

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