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No New Nukes

Nuclear power is neither safe nor clean. There is no such thing as a "safe" dose of radiation and just because nuclear pollution is invisible doesn't mean it's "clean."

Take action right now and tell the President that taxpayers should not take on the risk of building new nuclear plants.

The Danger

If a meltdown were to occur, the accident could kill and injure tens of thousands of people, leaving large regions uninhabitable. And, more than 50 years after splitting the first atom, science has yet to devise a method for adequately handling long lived radioactive wastes.

For years nuclear plants have been leaking radioactive waste from underground pipes and radioactive waste pools into the ground water at sites across the nation.

In addition to being extremely dangerous, the continued greenwashing of nuclear power from industry-backed lobbyists diverts investments away from clean, renewable sources of energy. In contrast to nuclear power, renewable energy is both clean and safe. Technically accessible renewable energy sources are capable of producing six times more energy than current global demand.

Exposing the Real Costs

If the nuclear industry and Wall Street financiers are unwilling to assume the economic risk of constructing new nuclear power plants, why should the American taxpayer?

The Department of Energy compared nuclear construction cost estimates to the actual final costs for 75 reactors. The original cost estimate was $45 billion. The actual cost was $145 billion! Forbes magazine recognized that this "failure of the U.S. nuclear power program ranks as the largest managerial disaster in business history, a disaster of monumental scale." Read more

Disarmament

The Cold War may be over, but this does not mean nuclear weapons have disappeared. Far from it: There are almost 36,000 nuclear weapons in the world, thousands on hair-trigger alert, with more than a third of them ready to launch at a moment's notice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Over 400 reactors in warships and nuclear submarines are still circling the globe. Read more

Safety and Security

From the dawn of the nuclear age, it has been recognized that nuclear power and nuclear weapons are inextricably linked. The spread of nuclear technology and ultimately nuclear weapons undermines our national security and the security of the planet. Add to that the very real risks of nuclear meltdown. If a meltdown were to occur, the accident could kill and injure tens of thousands of people, leaving large regions uninhabitable. Read more

Nuclear Victories

Greenpeace has been shouting about nuclear dangers for nearly forty years, beginning on September 15, 1971, when the Greenpeace founders protested U.S. nuclear testing. Since then we have campaigned against both nuclear weapons and nuclear power by bearing witness in test zones, supplying scientific research and by conducting direct non-violent actions to call attention to the problem. Read more

The latest updates

 

TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Disaster: four years of an ongoing nuclear crisis

Blog by Kendra Ulrich | March 9, 2015

March 11th marks a somber anniversary for the people of Japan: four years since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, sparking a tsunami, claiming tens of thousands of lives, and beginning the worst nuclear disaster in a generation: the triple...

Obama wants to sell stupidly expensive nuclear power to India

Blog by Jim Riccio | February 2, 2015

In today’s Washington Post, Stanford University’s Vivek Wadhwa wrote “Why Obama should stop pushing nuclear energy on India“. Greenpeace wholeheartedly agrees! The future of electricity production in the US around the globe isn’t nuclear; it’s...

Restoring the Golden Rule

Blog by Guest Post | January 23, 2015

Veterans For Peace is working to restore the Golden Rule, the world’s first anti-nuclear peace boat. In 1958, her brave crew of Quakers and pacifists risked their lives and freedom to nonviolently confront nuclear testing on the high seas. By...

The Shadowlands around Fukushima

Blog by Robert Meyers | January 9, 2015

  A recurring theme in movies is the “Last Man on Earth” genre. A cataclysmic event or a virulent disease has wiped out most of humanity and left the survivors hideously mutated into dangerous monsters – except for one hero who roams an empty...

One Less Fukushima-type Nuclear Reactor Threatening the U.S.

Blog by Jim Riccio | December 22, 2014

After a long struggle, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant near Brattleboro is slowing shutting down and will cease to split atoms on December 29th. Congratulations to the people of Vermont! Their steadfast efforts over decades made this...

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