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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


There Is No Safe Dose of Radiation

Blog by Jarred Cobb | April 4, 2011 5 comments

I move between states of shock and awe at the disaster unfolding at the Fukushima nuclear reactors. The pictures from the reactor site are terrifying, and the stories of heroism by the workers racing to contain a full-scale...

Photo of the Month - Simple Is Best

Blog by bmeyers | March 31, 2011 2 comments

Simpler is better. This photo taken in Hong Kong by Clement Tang for Greenpeace shows a candlelight vigil for the people of Japan suffering the impacts of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The focus is on the...

Obama's Energy Speech Disaster

Blog by Christine Irvine | March 30, 2011 2 comments

Fears of increased radiation levels continue at Fukushima. Greenpeace's team on the ground in Japan have found dangerous radiation levels outside the evacuation zone ordered by authorities. Our thoughts remain with the Japanese...

Shut down dangerous old nuclear reactors

Blog by Jarred Cobb | March 24, 2011 5 comments

The news from Japan is heartbreaking.  I can think of no other words to describe it.  The havoc wreaked by the earthquake and tsunamis is devastating, but I'm amazed by the resolve the Japanese people have shown in this time of crisis.

NY Times OpEd -- Nuclear Energy Isn't Needed

Blog by Kumi Naidoo | March 22, 2011 5 comments

Excerpt from an OpEd in the New York Times from Greenpeace International's Excecutive Director, Kumi Naidoo. Twelve days are not nearly enough to comprehend the magnitude of the catastrophes that hit Japan starting March 11.

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