March 11: The 3rd Anniversary of the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

Please take a moment to remember the thousands of individuals impacted by the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster and how their lives and lands will be impacted for decades to come.

Aging nuclear reactors and the lack of a long term nuclear waste solution make for a risky situation here in North Carolina. Duke Energy, the same folks that brought you the Dan River Disaster, are still saying they want to build two muti billion dollar nuclear reactors in the Carolinas. It’s time to say NO to nuclear power when offshore wind, solar, other forms of renewable energy, and energy efficiency are clearly better options for North Carolina.

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Why The Economics Don’t Favor Nuclear Power In America  Given the expense of nuclear power, a commitment to nuclear crowds out the alternatives. The biggest mistake policy makers could make is to allow the search for yet another nuclear holy grail to delay the transition to a 21st century electricity grid.

U.S. Nuclear Agency Hid Concerns, Hailed Safety Record as Fukushima Melted In the tense days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to America’s aging nuclear plants, according to thousands of internal emails reviewed by NBC News.

☼ Global Shift to Clean Energy No Longer ‘Theoretical’ Recent price declines for solar energy have been “massive,” and “substantial” for wind, meaning that a global shift away from fossil fuels is no longer “theoretical.” It’s happening, and fast.

 

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