Safety and Security
From the dawn of the nuclear age, it has been recognized that nuclear power and nuclear weapons are inextricably linked. The spread of nuclear technology and ultimately nuclear weapons undermines our national security and the security of the planet. Add to that the very real risks of nuclear meltdown. If a meltdown were to occur the accident could kill and injure tens of thousands of people, leaving large regions uninhabitable.
After the events of September 11th, the risk of a nuclear reactor meltdown must encompass not only the potential for an accident but also the very real possibility of sabotage.
And if all that weren't enough, more than 50 years after splitting the first atom, science has yet to devise a method for adequately handling long lived radioactive wastes.
Do you know which nuclear reactor is nearest to you? Is it putting you at risk? Enter your zip code and find out!
Read the report: Risky Business: The Probability and Consequences of a Nuclear Accident