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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


NRC Commissioner Briefed on Bin Laden in 2000

Feature story | May 31, 2004 at 18:00

Greenpeace questioned whether the Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner's briefing on Bin Laden included the terrorists' intent to stike at U.S. nuclear reactor, a fact the FBI was aware of since the mid 1990's.

Bush Administration Forced to Back Away from Claims About Al-Qaeda Nuclear Threats

Feature story | February 9, 2004 at 18:00

The Bush administration has stepped away from a high- profile assertion about Al-Qaeda nuclear threats, thanks to our uncovering of the truth. Find out more and view Greenpeace correspondence with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

A Wagon Train of "Dirty Bombs" That Will Last for Thirty Years

Feature story | August 11, 2003 at 18:00

The Bush Administration has determined that it is good science and sound public policy to ship thousands of tons of deadly radioactive waste through virtually every major city in the U.S. to Yucca Mountain in Nevada for burial. Energy Secretary...

Deadly waste returned to U.S. forces

Feature story | June 23, 2003 at 18:00

They claimed they were after weapons of mass destruction, but then allowed nuclear material to be carried off by the barrel. They said errant nuclear waste poses no health threat to the people in Iraq, but then denied access to experts. Today we...

The Probability of a Nuclear Accident

Feature story | May 19, 2003 at 18:00

The nuclear industry and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have always maintained that the probability of an accident was low. However, neither the nuclear industry nor the NRC has been very good at estimating the probability of an accident.

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