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. To learn more about where new reactors are being proposed, click on the map below or view list of proposals here.

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. Public Citizen, through its Energy Program, is actively debunking nuclear industry propaganda and challenging new reactors at the state and federal level while vigorously working to promote viable energy solutions.

Map of Proposed New Reactors

Energy companies already are pursuing permits to build and operate 34 new reactors throughout the country. Despite the prohibitive cost and fatal flaws of nuclear power, 17 applications to build new nuclear reactors have been submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Navigate an intereactive map of nuclear reactor proposals.

Signs of a Nuclear Relapse

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