Urge President Obama to Make Nuclear Power Safer
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Urge President Obama to Make Nuclear Power Safer

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      Union of Concerned Scientists

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!

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    • Deborah Bartlett MOSCOW, ID
      • almost 2 years ago

      Excellent research in cleaner nuclear fuel technology is being conducted at a number of universities nationwide. Please demand that the NRC incorporate these findings and promising techniques immediately to revamp and improve this dangerously deteriorating aspect of our infrastructure.

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    • Kevin Black NORFOLK, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a sailor on a Nuclear powered submarine, and when done correctly, nuclear power is perfectly safe. However, you have to be properly trained and be smart about it, which unfortunately a large percentage of the civilian nuclear sector is not.

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    • jay ferguson PLYMOUTH, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      I live less than 2 miles from Pilgram nuke plant, the same plant as Fucashema had!

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    • Janet Alfieri PLYMOUTH, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      I live within five miles of an aging, Fukushima-style power plant with twice the amount of spent fuel rods stored on site as Japan. Owner, Entergy, wants to renew the license of this 40-year-old outdated plant with leaky pipes and unlicensed waste storage for another 20 years. Does the government work for the nuclear industry or do we, the people, have any say at all in the re-licensing process? That is the question.

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    • Anna Baker MARSHFIELD, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is not an issue of being pro- or anti-nuclear. This is a matter of keeping the existing nuclear reactors safe! The NRC is not doing enough to ensure that safety fixes are put in place after we learned lessons from Fukushima.

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