Do you enjoy the summer butterflies? Well, as these pollinator populations dwindle, the OhioDepartment of Agriculture and Wayne National Forest are planning to spray a dangerous insecticide called BtK all over Ohio to decrease the Gypsy Moth, a non-native moth that impacts trees through eating of leaves. Unfortunately, BtK doesn’t just kill the Gypsy Moth – it could wipe out every type of butterfly or moth it touches. Read More
Years of Living Dangerously – Free Screening on April 14th Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse
On Monday, April 14h, 2014, come out and join your friends to watch this must see new documentary that shows the human impact of climate change. We will be holding a Q&A session afterwards, show starts at 7 pm.
The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.
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Contact Pat Marida, Nuclear Issues Committee Chair, to join the Ohio Sierra Club Nuclear Issues Committee listserv.
Contact Pat also if you would like to join our monthly conference calls.
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We focus our attention on 4 nuclear sites:
· The nuclear reservation at Piketon, OH. USEC, Inc., whose stock is junk rated, is seeking a $2 billion loan guarantee to complete a gaseous centrifuge uranium enrichment plant on the 3,714-acre site. They experienced a crash of 6 centrifuges in June 2011. Other Piketon issues include: the need for more funding for cleanup of the massive contamination of a former gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment plant; the dual threats of a proposed nuclear power plant and a proposed radioactive metals smelting facility; and questions of future use of the site.
· The Davis-Besse reactor on Lake Erie has the worst violations and accident record of any currently operating US reactor. They are currently seeking a 20-year license extension.
· The Perry reactor on Lake Erie, on a fault in the center one of Ohio’s 2 most frequent earthquake zones, was recently named by Reuters as the most dangerous nuclear plant in the world, in terms of danger to worker safety. They had a troubling incident in April 2011.
· The Fermi 2 reactor in Michigan is also on Lake Erie, 20 miles north of Ohio. Fermi 1 breeder reactor had a partial meltdown in 1966 (See the book We Almost Lost Detroit). Fermi 2 is a Mark 1 reactor, same as those in Fukushima, with many problems. Detroit Edison is attempting to build Fermi 3.