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Stopping the Nuclear Relapse

The nuclear power industry is pushing for a revival of nuclear energy. The industry is aggressively seeking to license and build the first new nuclear reactors in a generation. Toward this end, nuclear companies have sought public approval by disingenuously presenting the energy source as clean, renewable, and necessary to deal with global warming, environmental degradation, and dwindling petroleum resources.

Energy companies are already pursuing the necessary permits to build and operate new reactors in a growing number of locations [see map]. 

Federal efforts to resuscitate a nuclear industry that was DOA come with a cost: your tax dollars (over $13 billion) are being spent to support the companies that want to build new nukes, transferring the considerable financial risk from corporations to taxpayers. 

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» Nuclear is Not Necessary: Renewable Energy Can Meet U.S. Energy Needs

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» Fact Sheet: Nuclear Power and Global Warming

» Map of U.S. Proposed New Reactor Sites

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