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.