Here’s the nuclear power industry’s plan to deal with the ever-growing problem of deadly radioactive waste piling up at nuclear reactors: get it off their sites and send tens of thousands of hot casks on America’s highways and railways to one or more “temporary” unprotected sites located anywhere but on their property.
Sound like a serious plan? Of course not.
But some in Congress like the idea and are pushing to include that plan as part of an overhaul of the nation’s radioactive waste laws.
Please sign the petition below to tell Congress that “centralized interim storage” of radioactive waste—and the accompanying and completely unnecessary risk of a Mobile Chernobyl—is unacceptable. We need a permanent solution, not Fukushima Freeways.
The nuclear industry’s plan is nothing new. In fact, it’s the same plan they came up with 20 years ago, when NIRS first coined the term “Mobile Chernobyl.” The public rose in opposition, and President Clinton vetoed an “interim” storage bill passed by Congress. The Senate upheld his veto.
Now we have to do it again, and people power will make the difference. Please sign the petition below.
Notes: Everyone everywhere can sign this petition. It will be printed and hand-delivered to Members of the U.S. Congress. Please use the Share Icons above to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and other networking sites, before you sign the petition. Feel free to add your own comments to the petition.
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