Harvey Wasserman

Harvey Wasserman's latest book, America at the Brink of Rebirth: The Organic Spiral of US History, will be published in 2016.  His Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show is at www.progressiveradionetwork.com, and he edits www.nukefree.org.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 3:30pm
Diablo Shutdown Marks End of Atomic Era
As worldwide headlines have proclaimed, California’s Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) says it will shut its giant Diablo Canyon reactors near San Luis Obispo, and that the power they’ve been producing will be replaced by renewable energy . PG&E has also earmarked some $350 million to “...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:15am
30 Ways Chernobyl and the Dying Nuke Industry Are Killing Us All
April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It comes as Germany, which is phasing out all its reactors, has asked Belgium to shut two of its nukes because of the threat of terrorism. It also comes as advancing efficiencies and plunging...
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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 2:15pm
Run, Bernie, Please Keep Running
We all win when Bernie Sanders runs. We need him to continue through the Democratic Convention and beyond. You can pardon my enthusiasm, but I’ll now be sending him my $27. That Bernie came in second in this past Tuesday’s primaries doesn’t mean much. He got more than enough votes to justify an...
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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 8:15am
7 Top NRC Experts Break Ranks to Warn of Critical Danger at Aging Nuke Plants
Seven top Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) experts have taken the brave rare step of publicly filing an independent finding warning that nearly every U.S. atomic reactor has a generic safety flaw that could spark a disaster. The warning mocks the latest industry push to keep America’s remaining...
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:15pm
Corporate Pot Goes Down in Ohio
Official vote counts in Ohio indicate a major defeat for the nation’s first corporate-sponsored marijuana legalization referendum. But it’s complicated. And the ultimate issue is far from settled, as cannabis supporters are looking to 2016 to finally make pot legal here. Amidst the usual “glitches...
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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 8:00am
Will Ohio Legalize Pot on Tuesday?
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders now says he’d end it, and would vote for legalization. He joins Rand Paul. Hillary says she’s thinking about it. On Tuesday, Ohio will vote directly on whether to take pot off the state's Drug War agenda. But the vote is not so simple. It’s actually opposed by...
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
Another US Nuke Bites the Dust
The chain reactor operator Entergy has announced it will close the Pilgrim nuke south of Boston. The shut-down will bring U.S. reactor fleet to 98, though numerous other reactors are likely to face abandonment in the coming months. But Entergy says it may not take Pilgrim down until June 1, 2019—...
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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:00pm
Why Bernie and Hillary Must Address America’s Dying Nuke Reactors
But as a nation we must now focus on the 99 dying U.S. reactors that threaten us all every day. In terms of our national survival, this is what Sanders and Clinton really must discuss. In the biggest picture, Fukushima and Germany ‘s transition to renewables have escalated the energy debate to a...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
Grassroots Pressure Escalates to Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant
The two reactors at Diablo Canyon are the last ones still operating in California. And the grassroots pressure to shut them down is escalating. Together grassroots activists have shut three California reactors at San Onofre , between Los Angeles and San Diego and one each at Rancho Seco, near...
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Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 8:30am
Will Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Anti-Green Resume Kill His Presidential Hopes?
The latest politician to leap toward the GOP nomination is widely known as America’s most anti-green governor. But he has a critical decision coming up that could help change that. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has established a national reputation as a leading enemy of renewable energy and enhanced energy...
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