22 Jun '12, 12pm

Why Nuclear Power is Not an Energy Solution

Why Nuclear Power is Not an Energy Solution

Americans from coast-to-coast are pushing to end the nation’s addiction to polluting, 19th century fossil fuels -- coal, oil, natural gas -- by embracing renewable, job-generating energy sources such as wind and solar. With clean energy prosperity in sight, there are well-meaning people who suggest that nuclear power could be part of the solution. The Sierra Club respectfully but vehemently disagrees with them, and a growing group of concerned volunteers has, in fact, begun accelerating the Club’s efforts to address this dangerous industry. Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster only made it clearer that the nuclear industry stands in the way of the clean energy future our children expect, says volunteer Leslie March, who is helping to lead the Club’s “No Nukes” campaign. “We need to heed the lessons learned from this disaster. Our aging reactors are up for re-licensing. Twent...

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