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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


Update: Call for improved evacuation and radioactivity plans

Blog by Jessica Miller | March 21, 2011 5 comments

It's been 11 days since the series of explosions and radiation leaks that led to the devastating crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant. As radioactive contamination grows and conditions remain critical, we are calling for improved...

Stand with the people of Japan - join us March 28th

Blog by Phil Radford | March 18, 2011 2 comments

The people of Japan are going through a terrible crisis. But they are not going it alone. There’s been an outpouring of support from people around the world and the situation has truly brought out the best in humankind. Here in...

New maps of nuclear power plants and seismic hazards in the United States

Blog by Michelle Frey | March 18, 2011 18 comments

This map shows areas of equal seismic hazard and indicates the minimum peak horizontal ground acceleration value, a measure of the how hard the ground shakes in a given area. The map also shows locations of the 63 US nuclear power...

Fukushima update: Not yet in the clear

Blog by Andrew Davies | March 18, 2011

Overall, with possible exception of spent fuel pool of reactor #3, the status of all facilities is very similar to yesterday, which is a bad thing. Major uncertainty relates to amount of radiation already being released to air and...

Another rough day in Japan

Blog by Andrew Davies | March 14, 2011 5 comments

These past days have been hard for everyone in Japan, and the drama continued through these last 24 hours. The explosion at a second stricken reactor, Fukushima 1 (unit 3), was not entirely a surprise. Officials had warned of the...

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