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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

 

Germany Sets the Bar for a Green Energy Future

Blog by Phil Radford | June 30, 2011 8 comments

Today is a historic day in Germany and for green energy worldwide. The German Parliament has made a precedent setting move - not only have they set a plan to phase out all nuclear by 2022 , but the Parliament has committed to...

Vermonters rally to support their state’s efforts to close Vermont Yankee

Blog by Jarred Cobb | June 27, 2011 1 comment

Entergy Nuclear’s efforts to run their aging and dangerous reactor past its scheduled closure date were rebuffed again in Vermont last week. Citizens rallied outside the federal courthouse where Entergy is seeking an injunction to keep...

People have the power! Italy says YES to a nuclear energy free future!

Blog by Pat C | June 13, 2011 2 comments

Berlusconi's Italy is a strange place and amidst the madness today comes a little "no nukes" sanity. The people were asked and the people have spoken: Italy should have a nuclear power free future. This is great news and I cannot help...

Hundreds of New Yorkers tell the NRC: Shut Down Indian Point!

Blog by Canem Ozyildirim | June 3, 2011 4 comments

Yesterday about 500 people filled the conference room of Colonial Terrace in Cortland Manor, New York for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Annual Safety Assessment of Indian Point. The NRC started the meeting by refusing the...

US should follow German phase-out of nuclear power and close old reactors like Indian...

Blog by Jarred Cobb | June 1, 2011 5 comments

Germany and Switzerland have now both announced they will phase out their nuclear reactors, heeding the demands of their citizens and recognizing the inherent dangers of nuclear power. Unfortunately our regulators and ...

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