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Media Censorship
Think you're getting the straight facts when you turn on the news?


What's In Your Water?
The EPA has identified over 800 pollutants in our waters! Do you know what is in your water?


Masked Discrimination
Introducing discriminating legislation and undermining civil rights, find how the Bush administration has been doing this.


Bush and Big Business
The truth about Bush's special interest agenda, and the big businesses he serves



Nuclear Threat

Nuclear power plants pose a very serious threat to the public well being. The accident that happened in Chernobyl provides us with a very scary reminder of this threat. Due to negligence in safety procedures, one of the reactors exploded, sending out deathly radiation levels throughout a 20 mile radius. It is estimated that over 2,500 people died as a direct result, and many continue to suffer from the affects of radiation exposure.

There are over 60 nuclear power plants throughout the country, and the possibility of an accident occurring at one of these plants is very real. Safety measures are increasingly being overlooked as nuclear plants are cutting costs in an attempt to remain competitive. This has caused oversights in safety risk assessments, which increases the likelihood of Chernobyl happening in our backyards. That is the reality of a nuclear threat.



Nuclear Risks and Why We Need To Adopt Renewable Energy
Although nuclear power plants avoid many of the air emissions associated with fossil fuel plants, they create unique environmental risks. A combination of human and mechanical error could result in an accident killing several thousand people, injuring several hundred thousand others, contaminating large areas of land, and costing billions of dollars.

Nuclear Safety in a Changing Electricity Industry
Power plants are under increased competitive pressure to cut costs and raise profits, due to the changing electricity industry. Extreme pressure to cut costs at marginal nuclear plants has one very serious possible consequence: it could reduce the margin of error on safety.

Nuclear Plant Risk Studies: Failing the Grade
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) examined how nuclear plant risk assessments are performed and how their results are used. They concluded that the risk assessments are seriously flawed and their results are being used inappropriately to increase -- not reduce -- the threat to the American public.

Three Mile Island
Three Mile Island is a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, that suffered the most serious nuclear power accident in US history in 1979. The Nation reviews the issues associated with its operations, and the dangers it still poses.



 
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