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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

 

Natural Disasters: The Silent Nuclear Threat

Blog by Matthew K | October 31, 2011 6 comments

Nuclear power plants and the risks posed by natural disasters are under increased public attention since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan melted down and released enormous amounts of radiation. On March 11 of this...

Send your message of solidarity to Japanese women staging anti-nuclear sit-in in Tokyo

Blog by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | October 21, 2011 19 comments

Everyday, the people of Japan continue to live with the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The aftermath has brought many scary realities to day-to-day life: the nuclear contamination of food supplies , the existence of...

Ten years after 9-11: Nuclear Plants and Their Deadly Wastes Still Vulnerable

Blog by Jim Riccio | September 9, 2011 2 comments

A decade ago, nineteen suicidal terrorists hijacked airliners and turned them into weapons by flying them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  Since those horrific attacks, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the...

Nuclear plants are vulnerable to earthquakes, hurricanes, and attacks - are you at risk?

Blog by Jim Riccio | August 26, 2011 1 comment

New Yorkers rally to shut down Indian Point in Manhattan on August 12, 2011 108 million. That’s how many people live within 50 miles of a nuclear plant in the United States, as our new nuclear locator map shows. It’s an...

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...

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