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NEIS sends a climate message

On Wednesday July 30th, nearly a dozen NEIS members attended the program on climate, “Is It Too Late?” sponsored by our colleagues and friends at Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA, http://chipeaceaction.org/ ), held at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago.

Presentations by CAPA’s Jack Kelly and University of Chicago’s Dr. David Archer were supplemented by a special video message from 350.org’s Bill McKibben.

The NEIS members came with a message, seen below.  The message comes at a time when the U.S. EPA’s newly released draft carbon rules are designed to help keep unprofitable reactors which otherwise would be closed running.

NEIS Director Skewers Exelon, Madigan on Live from the Heartland Radio Show

NEIS Director Dave Kraft spoke pointedly about the recent “Madigan shenannigans” in the Illinois House which supported a resolution, HR1146, hugely sympathetic to enshrining nuclear power (and coal, to a lesser extent) as the State’s preferred electricity resources.


The Resolution can be found on the NEIS website, along with numerous fact sheets on the topic on the Literature page.

Kraft went on to explain that HR1146 is the Illinois component of a national campaign spearheaded and heavily funded by Exelon and other nuclear utilities to gut renewable energy and efficiency nationwide, rendeing them marginal in meeting future energy needs and dealing with the climate disruption crisis.  A NEIS campaign against this “nuclear war against renewables” is in formation.  Contact NEIS for details.

Decommissioning Of Zion Nuclear Plant Raises Safety Concerns – CBS News Story Today

The decommissioning of the Zion nuclear reactors north of Chicago was the focus of a report on CBS-Chicago’s Channel-2 News at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14th.  NEIS director Dave Kraft and Dunesland Director Paul Kakuris were interviewed for this brief segment.


Channel-2 unfortunately totally avoided the issues of fiscal irregularities and lack of transparency and oversight occurring at the Zion decommissioning.   They also avoided discussing the larger national context of radioactive waste management that was brought to their attention.  NEIS will continue to call attention to both of these aspects of the Zion issue.

NEIS and the Chicago Global Climate Convergence Earth Day Rally

NEIS was a proud participant and sponsoring group in this year’s Global Climate Convergence in Chicago.  Over 200 people attended the April 22nd Earth Day Rally and March to the offices of some of the planet’s worst corporate climate criminals — Boeing, BP, and Chase Bank — where they were issues “cease and desist” orders to stop their crimes against People and the Planet.

Here is the CAN-TV video link for the event:
Photographer Jeff Lucas compiled some great photos of the event to:
And the work isn’t over.  Here’s a calendar of events, which will end on Thursday, May 1st.  Please make plans to attend these events!
Stay well, keep on doing!
—Dave Kraft—


The third anniversary of the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima provided the backdrop for NEIS Director Dave Kraft to be interviewed by Brian O’Keefe of WDCB College of DuPage.  Kraft points out that three year down the road, and two crises have emerged:  the technological catastrophe of the actual site cleanup at Fukushima; and the political/sociological crisis which is destroying Japan through the creeping fascism of the pro-nuclear state via the “States Secrets Act.”  The latter is inhibiting the ability to discern the technological truth of what’s going on, making genuine clean up based on science impossible.

Listen to the interview at:




NEIS director Dave Kraft was given the opportunity to rebut pro-nuclear cheerleading on the part of Christie Todd Whitman, director of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, a pro-nuclear front group for the Nuclear Energy Institute.  Whitman was in town to give an address at the Union League Club of Chicago on Thursday March 6th.  Whitman was interviewed on WBEZ’s morning show Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia.

Whitman’s remarks can be heard here:


Kraft’s rebuttal remarks can he heard here:



NEIS in collaboration with CAN-TV Chicago brings you:

Community Forum: Fracking- When Power Doesn’t Listen

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Several NEIS members, including director Dave Kraft (holding banner in picture), participated in the Chicago leg of the Feb. 3rd nationwide protest against the State Department’s study finding no significant environment

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NEIS Director Dave Kraft will do a 1-hour live radio show on Que4 Radio’s The People’s Radio Hour, on Saturday January 25th from 3 to 4 p.m.  The show will be devoted to 1.) Nuclear Illinois, 2.) Radioactive wastes; 3.) upcoming issues and 4.) a call-in segment.  Phone number will be given on the show.

The show currently is available only on live feed at: www.Que4.org

NEIS Director, others, on CAN-TV Saturday Jan. 11th

CAN-TV Channel 21 will broadcast the tapes of the Facing Our Water Crisis II Conference, held at Loyola University last December.  The Conference, sponsored by Citizens Act to Protect Our Water (CAPOW!) brings together development and environmental experts to illustrate potential threats to the cleanliness of groundwater, including fracking, nuclear energy, and pollution.

The broadcast will be available for Chicago cable users on:

Saturday, January 11 at 8 p.m. on CAN TV21

Link for more info: http://www.cantv.org/highlights/index.html

If you miss the broadcast, check the CAN TV website for posting.

NEIS Director Dave Kraft gave a presentation on nuclear issues impacting water quality in the Great Lakes Basin.