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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

 

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...

Tell the Japanese government to protect children from reckless radiation limits

Blog by Jarred Cobb | May 16, 2011 2 comments

The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima reactors is far from over. Last week, the plant's owners, TEPCO, admitted that a full meltdown had occurred at Unit 1 and that molten fuel may have eaten through the floor of the reactor vessel...

Core on the Floor at Fukushima’s Nuclear Meltdown?

Blog by Jim Riccio | May 13, 2011

This morning Reuters reported that the damage at Fukushima Unit 1 was greater than expected by reactor owner TEPCO. This should not come as a surprise as TEPCO has, time and again, been slow to acknowledge the extent of the nuclear...

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