The lives and livelihoods of countless Japanese citizens have been devastated by the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. And what happened there, can happen in the United States.
Unfortunately, those responsible for nuclear power safety and security in the United States continue to offer rosy assurances that all is well while tolerating serious, long-standing safety shortcomings at the nation's 104 operating nuclear reactors. From lax oversight and enforcement, to dangerous storage conditions of highly radioactive used nuclear fuel, to wholly inadequate emergency planning—it's a recipe for disaster.
While it is impossible to eliminate all of the risks associated with nuclear power, with proper and aggressive oversight, we can make nuclear power safer.
Share your recipe for nuclear power plant safety and better public protection with President Obama today!
To make nuclear power safer and more secure, please demand that the NRC take its responsibility more seriously by:
*reducing the risks associated with used radioactive nuclear fuel by requiring reactor owners to store more of it in dry casks;
*revamping outdated emergency plans at nuclear power plants; and
*consistently and aggressively enforcing its existing safety regulations.