Help stop new nuclear reactors
Tom Clements, Friends of the Earth's southeastern nuclear campaigner, is working out in the field to stop the construction of several nuclear reactors in South Carolina and Georgia, and he needs your help!
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering approving a new reactor design -- the Westinghouse AP1000 -- even though there are still serious questions to be answered about whether the plant is safe. The design has only one thin containment layer to prevent radiation from escaping into the environment, and many engineers, including at least one who works for the NRC, believe that the protective "shield" building that surrounds the reactor could shatter "like a glass cup" when it is needed most.
Despite these safety concerns and without pausing to learn any lessons from the disaster at Fukushima, the NRC is barrelling ahead to approve the design. If the NRC does approve the design, it will have far-reaching effects, making it possible for this dangerous reactor to be built across the country.
Use the form below to tell the NRC to stop the AP1000's license application!