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U.S. Congress, President Obama

Make Nuclear Plant Owners Responsible. Repeal Price-Anderson Act.

    1. John Bartels
    2. Petition by

      John Bartels

      Portland,, OR

Petition Congress and the President today urging them to repeal the Price-Anderson Act.

Open Letter to Members of the United States Congress from Dr. Helen Caldicott, an experienced medical professional, and former Member Eugene Oregon Water and Electric Board, John Bartels.

To the Congress of the United States:

This Fukushima is the nuclear power catastrophe we and countless others have anticipated since the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl.

We call upon Members of the United States Congress and President Obama to repeal the Price-Anderson Act that throws liability for nuclear disasters onto taxpayers and utility ratepayers and legislates financial limits on that liability.

We are overriding our instincts, as an experience health professional and electric utility executive, to engage again in all the arguments against the basically misrepresented nuclear power industry.

We know from all-too-familiar experience that this debate is unwinnable against the multi-billion dollar industry arrayed against us. We insist elected representatives finally throw the debate into the marketplace where it belongs. Is nuclear power a good investment? Let the market mechanisms decide.

Our officials don't have to explain, rationalize or obfuscate. Just vote "yes" or "no." Let the truth come out so citizens of the world can finally judge on the facts.

Helen Caldicott and John Bartels
(John Bartels can be reached at tel: 503-459-6489,  or bartels.john@gmail.com)

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    • Carolyn Bruce PORTLAND, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      It is time.

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    • Henry Peters EWEN, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      Nuclear energies, a failed experiment.

      If it can't stand on its' own resources after 60 years of producing an unwanted, deadly, longlived product, with no place in sight to go.. nothing to do but (try to) contain it... which will be, through time, even more of an "experiment," time to end the massive subsidy that Price-Anderson Act is,

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    • Aaron Joslin ATHENS, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I grew up in Oak Ridge, TN and plumes of plutonium were found under the Scarborough neighborhood, nuclear waste was secretly burned in an open pit fire on the reservation, acres and acres of parking lots of barrels of radioactive waste stacked 5 and 6 tall. Mercury that had been secretly dumped in Poplar Creek that ran through the middle of town had to be dredged up decades later. The consequences of nuclear accidents far outweigh any benefits.

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    • Lewis Patrie ASHEVILLE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      When other means of producing electricity are cheaper safer and quicker to put into operation, why should Congress continue to ensure that our energy will continue to threaten human life on earth?

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    • Don Richardson BREVARD, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Repeal P-A AND remove all subsidies to nukes and coal, switching them to renewables and population control.

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