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Nuclear Reactors are an Expensive and Dangerous Source of Electricity

Feature story | May 18, 2003 at 18:00

At the dawn of the nuclear era, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission predicted that nuclear power would supply "electrical energy too cheap to meter." However, the meltdown at Three Mile Island and the explosion at Chernobyl irreparably...

Nuclear Reactors Create Radioactive Waste That Will Remain Hazardous For 240,000 Years

Feature story | May 18, 2003 at 18:00

More than 50 years after splitting the first atom, science has yet to devise a method for adequately handling long lived radioactive wastes.

Nuclear Reactors Create the Material and Technological Expertise to Make Nuclear Weapons

Feature story | May 18, 2003 at 18:00

From the dawn of the nuclear age, it has been recognized that nuclear power and nuclear weapons are inextricably linked.

Nuclear Reactors Are a National Security Threat

Feature story | May 18, 2003 at 18:00

After the events of September 11th, the risk of a nuclear reactor meltdown must encompass not only the potential for an accident but also the very real possibility of sabotage.

Activists plant cherry trees in Fukushima anniversary memorial at nuclear plant

Media release | March 7, 2013 at 13:56

Raleigh, NC March 7, 2013 —Greenpeace activists planted cherry trees outside of Duke Energy’s nuclear power plant near Raleigh in a memorial to the Fukushima nuclear meltdown that happened two years ago. Activists also created cherry tree...

Rally calls for end to rate hikes, backs AG’s appeal

Media release | March 31, 2012 at 13:59

Charlotte, North Carolina: A well attended rally held in Charlotte today has called for Duke Energy to drop its dirty rate hike. Dozens of concerned community members joined leaders from environmental and social justice groups to demand Duke end...

Greenpeace supports Attorney General's appeal of Duke's dirty rate hike

Media release | March 29, 2012 at 8:51

Greenpeace applauds Attorney General Roy Cooper's decision to appeal Duke Energy's 7% rate hike, not only because of the serious economic hardship Duke is dumping on ratepayers, but also because of the severe environmental damage Duke continues...

Forgetting Fukushima?

Feature story | March 24, 2011 at 12:00

Less than two weeks ago, the world's community was united in grief following the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the country's escalating nuclear crisis. But in the past seven days, a national and global tragedy...

Quit Nuclear Power - Invest in the Energy [R]evolution

Publication | September 27, 2010 at 12:57

Together with the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), Greenpeace has published a global energy scenario as a practical blueprint for how CO2 reduction targets can be urgently met, and how an affordable energy supply on the basis of steady...

Nuclear Power - Reputational Risks

Publication | September 27, 2010 at 13:02

Nuclear power has always been a highly controversial issue.

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