We are working together to:
•Urge government to follow through with an environmental clean-up of the old uranium enrichment plant at Piketon, a facility that once provided fuel for nuclear reactors.
•Halt any industry and political efforts that would re-open the Piketon plant or allow for the storage of radioactive waste or construction of a nuclear power plant.
•Involve the public in decisions related to nuclear power expansion and increase dialogue about the need for alternative energy sources.
•Promote proper onsite storage for handling of high-level radioactive waste.
•Support the Ohio Sierra Club’s efforts to replace heavily subsidized nuclear power with efficiency and sustainable energy sources such as wind and solar.
Want to get involved?
The Ohio Sierra Club Nuclear Committee is made up of a core, or team, that works closely together and participates in monthly telephone calls. Outside of this team, the committee includes people around the state with interest in nuclear issues who receive informational emails from the team, may participate in public meetings, write letters, or otherwise contribute to the effectiveness of our work.
Interested in our work?   Contact Ohio Sierra Club Nuclear Committee chair Pat Marida marida@wideopenwest.com.

YOU CAN JOIN US THREE WAYS!                                                                               

  1. Contact Pat Marida, Nuclear Issues Committee Chair, to join the Ohio Sierra Club Nuclear Issues Committee listserv.   
  2. Contact Pat also if you would like to join our monthly conference calls.  
  3. You can also ”Friend” Nonuclear Ohiosierraclub on Facebook.

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.


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