MAY 7th – Families from across the state will travel to their Ohio State House in Columbus to show broad and united support for children’s health. Together, we will demand action to protect the air our children breathe–both indoor and outdoor–and call for action on climate change. Please join us as we tell our state leaders that parents are paying attention to their actions. It’s time we unite for strong policies that protect the health and welfare of our families. Can’t make it? Join the virtual MAMA SUMMIT.
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
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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.