Dirty. Dangerous. Expensive. Isn’t it time to say goodbye to the failed experiment that is nuclear power?
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- We see that environmental toxins are epidemic and a major factor in disease.
- We can have a green lawn, eat healthy foods, but we can not avoid nuclear radiation.
- Our research has shown that nuclear power and nuclear accidents have contributed much more to cancer, birth defects and other diseases than the powerful nuclear industry wants us to know.
- As proven by the ongoing leak at the “Waste Isolation Project in Carlsbad, N.M., we can not safeguard the radioactive waste for even 50 years, let alone the half a million needed. Therefore we must stop making it.
- We believe that doing nothing about the extra radiation we face from nuclear power plants is immoral; for the sake of future generations, we must switch to renewable energy as fast as possible.
What happened in Japan was the catalyst, but we have been following the off-the-radar effects of supposedly “safe” nuclear power — both normal operation and accidents — for over twenty years. As Rachel Maddow pointed out around April 2, 2011, close calls and relatively small accidents happen quite often. Isn’t it time to cut our losses and demand an end to this dangerous technology?
Besides the health and environmental effects, nuclear power does not even make economic sense. Subsidies, tax incentives, and other financial support to the nuclear industry over the course of the last 50 years amount to more than $500 billion (1). Furthermore, in the U.S. the industry has gotten legislation that limits their liability in any accident to US$12.6 billion (current estimate for Fukishima is US$152 billion). Even without an accident, taxpayers will be paying to deal with the dangerous spent fuel for generations.
We hope Radiation Truth encourages dialogue, provides useful information and raises awareness. Ultimately, we hope to help motivate people to take action and quickly move our country off nuclear power completely, as Scotland (2) and Germany are doing now. Both Denmark and Italy have not built nuclear power plants and have no plans to do so.
“The only nuclear reactor we need is 93 million miles away.”
(1) Beyond Nuclear
(2) “SNP pledges more help for cities and new green target”, The Scotsman, 14 April 2011.