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

 

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...

Shumlin Election Affirms Support for Clean Energy

Media release | November 3, 2010 at 12:53

On Election Day, Vermonters elected Peter Shumlin as their next governor. Greenpeace congratulates Governor-elect Shumlin.

Vermont Senate Votes To Retire Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant in Historic Decision

Media release | February 23, 2010 at 18:00

Today, the Vermont State Senate voted to retire the Vermont Yankee Nuclear plant, owned by the Louisiana based corporation Entergy. Despite Entergy’s efforts to renew the license for the 40-year-old reactor, the Vermont Senate voted to shut...

President Obama Ignores the Bad Economics and Backs Nuclear Loans

Media release | February 15, 2010 at 18:00

In response to President Obama’s Announcement, Jim Riccio, Greenpeace’s Nuclear Policy Analyst, issued the following statement:

Greenpeace Launches Nuclear Free Vermont Tour

Media release | March 24, 2009 at 19:00

This Saturday, March 28th, the 30th anniversary of Three Mile Island, marks the kick-off of a month-long Vermont tour of the Rolling Sunlight, Greenpeace’s solar truck, starting in Brattleboro. Partnering with VPIRG and Citizen’s Awareness...

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