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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

 

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 ...

Greenpeace hails German nuclear plant closures but calls for earlier phase out

Blog by Justin | May 31, 2011

Responding to the German government’s plans for the immediate closure of eight of the country's nuclear power plants, Greenpeace has hailed the move as a very important step towards ending nuclear power globally. However, delaying the...

Another nail in the coffin for the "nuclear renaissance"

Blog by Jarred Cobb | May 23, 2011 3 comments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) released a statement on Friday about the new Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor. In the grand tradition of breaking bad news on a Friday, the NRC was trying to bury a significant blow to the...

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