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  • NUCLEAR WASTE
  • NUCLEAR ENERGY PLANTS
  • NUCLEAR ENERGY ACCIDENTS
Winning Issue » NUCLEAR ENERGY ACCIDENTS


Federal regulations require energy companies to report accidents that result in loss of life or $50,000 in damage. Between 1952 and 2009, there were 56 of these accidents at our nuclear power plants, including the 1979 Three Mile Island disaster. Another 99 nuclear accidents have occurred in other countries since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster which killed 30 people, forever contaminated miles of Ukrainian real estate, and caused at least $7 billion in damages. Japan’s 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster resulted in 3 reactors melting down, airborne radioactive contaminates spread throughout the region, and continuing efforts to bring this catastrophe under complete control 10 years later. Although there may be relatively few immediate fatalities from nuclear power plant accidents, health advocates warn that many people exposed to radiation during and after these events are likely to get sick later in life. As we have constructed few nuclear plants in the past 30 years, our nation’s outdated power plants are older designs like those at Fukushima – and presumably just as dangerous.

Advocates claim the Fukushima disaster shows how little time there is for citizens to react to an escalating nuclear emergency and how important it is for local communities to be prepared for such an event. They also claim Japan’s chaotic attempts to use untried and untested methods to bring their reactors under control show how important it is for industry and government entities to be prepared as well. They say that, unlike Japan, we must prepare for nuclear plant emergencies before one may occur.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.1700 - Nuclear Disaster Preparedness Act (113th Congress 2013-2014)
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Mike Levin (CA)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current nuclear energy plant accident policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support directing the President to issue guidance on the federal response to any nuclear power plant disaster by:

    1.) Designating the single federal agency responsible for coordinating the government's efforts in response to a nuclear disaster, including making a formal declaration that a nuclear disaster exists.

    2.) Designating the single agency responsible for recommending the evacuation of the area within a 10-mile to 50-mile radius from the nuclear power plant.

    3.) Designating the single agency responsible for developing plans for educating the public on conducting such evacuation.

    4.) Designating the single agency responsible for recommending that evacuees may return following a nuclear disaster.

    5.) Designating the single agency responsible for conducting cleanup of a nuclear disaster

    6.) Identifying what cleanup standards will apply.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Mike Levin (CA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support directing the President to issue guidance on the federal response to any nuclear power plant disaster by:

    1.) Designating the single federal agency responsible for coordinating the government's efforts in response to a nuclear disaster, including making a formal declaration that a nuclear disaster exists.

    2.) Designating the single agency responsible for recommending the evacuation of the area within a 10-mile to 50-mile radius from the nuclear power plant.

    3.) Designating the single agency responsible for developing plans for educating the public on conducting such evacuation.

    4.) Designating the single agency responsible for recommending that evacuees may return following a nuclear disaster.

    5.) Designating the single agency responsible for conducting cleanup of a nuclear disaster

    6.) Identifying what cleanup standards will apply.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Mike Levin (CA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Mike Levin (CA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider either reintroducing H.R.1700 - Nuclear Disaster Preparedness Act (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof.

If elected as a trustee, Greenpeace USA will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for preparing for a nuclear accident.

Our mission: Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Our committed activists and supporters have come together to ban commercial whaling, convince the world’s leaders to stop nuclear testing and protect Antarctica. Greenpeace got its start protesting nuclear weapons testing back in 1971 and has been fighting against nuclear weapons and nuclear power ever since. It believes nuclear energy has no place in a safe, clean, sustainable future, and that renewable energy is better for the environment, the economy, and doesn’t come with the risk of a nuclear meltdown.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
October 11, 2021
Trustee Election - Closing Date
October 18, 2021