Halt the Construction of Nuclear Reactors in the U.S.
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Halt the Construction of Nuclear Reactors in the U.S.

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      Friends of the Earth

The nuclear crisis in Japan is not an isolated event.

We recently marked the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster --  Chernobyl. Now, Fukushima has joined Chernobyl by receiving a Level 7, the highest rating on the international scale, and officials say radiation from Japan's Fukushima reactors could "eventually exceed the levels at Chernobyl.”

Unfortunately, this could make Japan’s nuclear disaster the worst in history, and it is not yet resolved.

Japan's crisis is a heartbreaking reminder of the dangers inherent to this industry.

With radioactive contaminants turning up in more places around the globe and with workers still trying to bring the reactors at Fukushima under control, it is becoming more and more apparent that no reactor -- new or old -- is ever truly safe.

Take action today. Tell your representatives it is time to move away from nuclear power and the first step is a moratorium on new construction.

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    1. Reached 12 signatures
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    • Chasity Buehrer COLDWATER, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      We don't need to take chances like this with our planet. Fukushima will prove to be much more deadly to our planet than Chernobyl because of the inability to cool the reactors, and the spent fuel rods at the Fukushima site. Our focus should move toward renewable energy resources such as solar, wind and thermal energies that are safer and also research free energy options such as those that Nickolas Tesla researched back in his day.

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      • over 3 years ago

      We need to have an independent agency, not the RNC, evaluate the safety of the 104 reactors in the US. Thus there needs to be a moratorium on all re-licensing of aging nuclear plants until the safety study is completed.

      In addition I call for the removal of the $36B of loan guarantees earmarked for the nuclear industry in the 2012 budget.

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    • Steve Books MOUNT HOREB, WI
      • over 3 years ago

      The U.S. should not build any more nuclear power plants due to lower electricity consumption. We don't need them.

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    • Tammy Krause CYPRESS, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      NO NUCLEAR REACTORS here in the United States!!!!!!!!!! We don't need any type of crisis harming the U.S. in the future!!!!!

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    • David Howard JOPLIN, MO
      • over 3 years ago
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