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No Nukes

End the expansion of nuclear power

There are 104 operating nuclear reactors in the United States, and each
one is a threat to public health, safety and the environment. If a meltdown
were to occur, the accident could kill and injure tens of thousands of people,
leaving large regions uninhabitable.

The Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan is a tragic reminder that nuclear
power is inherently dangerous, especially to nearby communities. Radiation
spread well beyond the Japanese government's evacuation zone, and the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) advised Americans to evacuate a 50-
mile radius zone around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.

However, the NRC only requires emergency response plans for communities
within 10 mile of nuclear plants in the United States, so many Americans
don't know they are at risk. Nationwide, 1 in 3 Americans live within 50
miles of a nuclear plant - that's why we built this map.

The latest updates

 

PELIGRO NUCLEAR

Feature story | February 17, 2011 at 14:36

‘NUCLEAR DANGER’ is the message Greenpeace Spain took to the country’s Cofrentes nuclear energy plant on February 15, 2011 as activists scaled one of the plant’s cooling towers.

The State of the Union and the Environment

Blog by Phil Radford | January 25, 2011 4 comments

In these challenging times it will not be surprising if President Obama glosses over critical environmental issues in his State of the Union address January 25. The nation is struggling to find jobs for the unemployed, we are still...

Deep Green: What the Greens got right

Blog by Rex Weyler | January 18, 2011 4 comments

An activist dripping in 'oil' protests at the World Energy Congress (WEC) in Montreal - urging participants to move beyond oil. Image: François Pesant / Greenpeace. Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the...

Entergy still doesn’t get it...

Blog by Jim Riccio | January 14, 2011 3 comments

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon, VT has had more than its share of problems in 2010. Unfortunately for Entergy, the owner and operator of Vermont Yankee, many of those problems were self inflicted. When tritium,...

Greenpeace Activists Deliver a Message in the Air— Shut Down Vermont Yankee

Feature story | November 12, 2010 at 14:00

Greenpeace flew its thermal airship with a banner reading “Shut Down Vermont Yankee” over the risky nuclear reactor in order to send a strong message to Entergy, the plant’s corporate owners.

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