The Ohio EPA failed to collect adequate data to determine the recreational health for 60% of Ohio’s inland streams and 60% of Ohio’s large rivers. From the data they did collect: 3/4 of their samples for inland streams and 1/2 samples for large rivers contained high levels of E. Coli bacteria. These numbers are cause for alarm and the Ohio EPA needs to act urgently to collect missing data across the state.
95% of Carroll depends on groundwater and yet, over the next ten years, ODNR will allow 2,000 unconventional gas wells and permit an underground coal mine without informing the public about potential impacts on water quality.
Every time it rains our waterways are threatened by sewage. Hamilton County has more combined sewage overflow points than anywhere else in Ohio and ranks 3rd in the country overall.
Nuclear power is dangerous, producing site contamination and sickened workers, with no solution to radioactive waste. Nuclear power is by far the most expensive way to generate electricity—Wall Street won’t invest in it. Massive government subsidies for nuclear are stealing development dollars from solar, wind and efficiency. Visit the Nuclear Committee page to learn more about our specific issues and get involved today.
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October 31st, 2013
HELP STOP “WASTE CONFIDENCE”
If you want do one thing to oppose nuclear power this year, this is it!
Attend the meeting and
TAKE ACTION ONLINE.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has “confidence” that the high-level radioactive nuclear waste problem will be solved sometime in the future! So they ruled that they can continue to give 20-year license extensions to aging, brittle, accident prone nukes without considering public concerns about the safety, storage and disposal of thousands of tons of radioactive waste.
We don’t agree. Neither did the Court of Appeals in Washington, DC. They overturned the NRC waste confidence ruling.
SO, the NRC has written a NEW Waste Confidence Environmental Impact Statement, restating their same unsafe, industry-friendly idea in new packaging.
A large public outcry is needed to prevent the NRC from implementing a new “Waste Confidence” rule.
CRITICAL NRC MEETING:
Monday, December 2
Open house 6-7 pm, meeting 7-10 pm
(This is one of only 12 meetings being held across the country.)
At the Hilton Garden Inn Toledo/Perrysburg, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, OH
I can attend the meeting on Oct. 15 in Perrysburg and I’d like to TAKE ACTION ONLINE
I can’t attend, but I’d like to TAKE ACTION and let the NRC know that the public has no confidence in their Waste Confidence environmental impact statement (EIS). I am concerned that many of our nuclear reactors have overcrowded used fuel pools on site. The EIS should consider the option of ending the production of nuclear waste by supporting a transition to energy efficiency and renewables.
September 24th, 2012
NEWGreen OH (Click the link then click the link that follows). Radioactive materials will go to NEWGreen by ship and rail. The U.S. and Canada are poised to water down shipping regulations. Radioactive metals may soon be mixed with regular scrap metal. Please contact Pat Marida for more information.
September 20th, 2012
Nuclear Labyrinth on the Great Lakes, Oct 4-6, 2012 – Huron, OH will feature Sierra Club activists and no-nuke experts. Click the link then click the link on the page it bring up to see the brochure. Please contact Pat Marida for more information. Free to attend by RSVP required. Hope you can make it!
June 20th, 2012
by Pat Marida, chair, Ohio Sierra Club Nuclear Issues Committee
Sierra Club No Nukes Summit: The Sierra Club No Nukes Summit was held May 4-7 in Washington, DC. Four members of our committee joined 80 other activists from 19 states and Canada. On Friday and Saturday we heard keynote speakers; Sunday was strategic planning; Monday we met with Sierra staff at the Club’s downtown office and activists visited legislative offices. Ohioans met with Jonathan McCracken and Ben Cohen at Sherrod Brown’s office. Read More