Termination of MOX Construction By Esme Rodehaver

On February 8, 2019, the The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission terminated the construction authorization for the plutonium fuel (MOX) project at the Savannah River Site. According to Tom Clements, the director of the watchdog group Savannah River Site Watch, this means that we can now consider this project “dead.” MOX …

Nevada Sues Over Unannounced Plutonium Shipment from SRS By Esme Rodehaver

Nevada Lawsuit Over Unannounced Plutonium Shipment  In August of 2018, the federal Department of Energy (DOE) approved the transfer of a metric ton of weapons grade plutonium from their Savannah River Site in South Carolina to the Nevada National Security Site. In response, the State of Nevada filed a lawsuit …

Sunnylands Report Back By Lindsay Harper

As Georgia WAND’s Executive Director, I was invited to participate in an invitation-only retreat, which reflected on the lessons from the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King and considered their applicability to the issue of race and nonviolent social change in America today. I was invited by the Gandhi King Institute for …

Updates from the last Georgia Public Service Commission Hearing on Plant Vogtle

By Sydney Pegues, Public Health Grassroots Organizing and Communications Intern The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) met on December 18, 2018 to discuss the progress of construction on Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4. During this hearing, the PSC’s staff requested an additional $3.6 million in 2019, this is up from …

Community Leaders across Georgia Converge in Atlanta to Kick-off National Climate Justice Tour

Community Leaders across Georgia Converge in Atlanta to Kick-off National Climate Justice Tour For Immediate Release, August 24, 2018, Atlanta, GA: Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc (“Georgia WAND”) hosts “JUSTRAVAGANZA”, an electrifying town hall-style event. “The Justravaganza platform allows us to elevate people across Georgia living at the margins to the international …