Sierra Club meeting Monday, March 27th

Please join the Midlands Group of the South Carolina Sierra Club in a discussion about actions we can take concerning the production of plutonium pits (key components for nuclear weapons) at SRS, plutonium transport and the serious safety concerns at the Oconee nuclear station.    Register in advance for this meeting: South Carolina Sierra Club Midlands…

Nuclear Power in the Upcountry and Beyond

Midlands Group February Presentation on ZoomFebruary 27, 2023 6:45 Announcements 7:00 Program We will consider the safety issues of the Oconee Nuclear Station and the risk posed by a possibleupstream earthen dam failure. We will learn about the risks of flooding at the reactor site andassociated potential for subsequent meltdown. Our presenters will be Diane…

Paths of Dissent: Veterans and U.S. Foreign Policymaking

QI co-founder and board chair Andrew Bacevich will lead a discussion with several veterans of the so-called Global War on Terror who will reflect on the implications of their military service — what it signified and how it changed them. How did their military service affect their outlook on citizenship, war, and America’s role in the…

Nuclear safety at Oconee Nuclear Station

Nuclear safety at Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca SC November 15th , 20228:00 pm ET The November Sierra Club Wild Activist Grassroots Team  Call will be Tuesday,November 15 at 5:00pm PT, 6:00pm MT, 7:00pm CT, and 8:00pm ET.  First, Athan Manuel, DC Lands Director, will discuss thecurrent political scene in Washington, DC. Environmental lawyer Diane Curran, nuclear engineer…

Savannah River Site pit production approvals could be delayed by six months

Approvals on the plutonium pit production facility at the Savannah River Site could be delayed by six months. Jason Armstrong, manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Savannah River Field Office, told the Governor’s Nuclear Advisory Council on Monday afternoon the third major critical decision for the facility would come around April 1, 2025. The…

FCNL Statement on Peace Testimony and the Ukraine

Quakers are a people who follow after peace, love and unity. Our peace testimony is ourwitness to the Truth as we experience it.Our testimony manifests as a cumulative set of actions, continually tested and added to overcenturies. These actions are diverse in form, but have been broadly united by: Refusal to kill, Relief of suffering,…

Cranes for Our Future

This weekend will mark 77 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Starting this Friday, we hope you will join the Hiroshima and Nagasaki prefectures, as well as a broad coalition of institutions and individuals, in demonstrating growing public support for a world without nuclear weapons – by sharing a paper crane on…

May 8, 2022, Minute

Horry Friends approved concurrence with CFM’s Minute on Nuclear Weapons June 5, 2022 As South Carolinians, we feel a special responsibility to speak out against the production of plutonium pits and Tritium Producing Burnable Absorber Rods (TPBARs) in our state. Plutonium pits would be produced at Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, South Carolina, and…

Worship Sharing on the Peace Testimony

On the 16th, 85 Friends from states across the country gathered for a two-hour long meeting that saw many meaningful messages rise out of the silence. Both prior to and after that session, Wayne Finegar from Quaker House heard from people who had been unable to participate due to conflicting schedules or wished to continue…