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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


Activists plant cherry trees in Fukushima anniversary memorial at nuclear plant

Media release | March 7, 2013 at 13:56

Raleigh, NC March 7, 2013 —Greenpeace activists planted cherry trees outside of Duke Energy’s nuclear power plant near Raleigh in a memorial to the Fukushima nuclear meltdown that happened two years ago. Activists also created cherry tree...

Greenpeace response to NRC relicensing of Vermont Yankee

Media release | March 10, 2011 at 18:03

WASHINGTON - March 10, 2011 - Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that it will approve the relicensing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. In response, Greenpeace Nuclear Policy Analyst Jim Riccio said:

Greenpeace statement on unplanned shutdowns of Vermont Yankee and Indian Point...

Media release | November 8, 2010 at 16:31

November 8, Washington DC - In response to Entergy Corporation's announcements of unplanned shutdowns at Vermont Yankee and Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear reactors, Jim Riccio of Greenpeace released the following statement:

Shumlin Election Affirms Support for Clean Energy

Media release | November 3, 2010 at 12:53

On Election Day, Vermonters elected Peter Shumlin as their next governor. Greenpeace congratulates Governor-elect Shumlin.

Vermont Senate Votes To Retire Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant in Historic Decision

Media release | February 23, 2010 at 18:00

Today, the Vermont State Senate voted to retire the Vermont Yankee Nuclear plant, owned by the Louisiana based corporation Entergy. Despite Entergy’s efforts to renew the license for the 40-year-old reactor, the Vermont Senate voted to shut...

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