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Nuclear

For 40 years, Friends of the Earth has been a leading voice in the U.S. opposing nuclear reactors. We must move beyond this dangerous and dirty technology to the clean renewable energy and efficiency technologies of the 21st century.

Friends of the Earth’s nuclear campaign works to reduce risks for people and the environment by supporting efforts to close existing nuclear reactors and fighting proposals to design and build new ones.


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NRC will ignore impact of climate change in license extension hearing for Turkey Point

The outdated reactors at Turkey Point are at the epicenter of the climate crisis. Rising seas and major hurricanes will wreak havoc on Turkey Point and endanger millions of lives in south Florida. 

Expert Report Suggests Alternative Energy Plan Could Save Memphians Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

A new study published today by Friends of the Earth found that Memphis Light, Gas and Water could save hundreds of millions of dollars for Memphis ratepayers if MLGW was to obtain its own power supply rather than continue using power from the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Friends of the Earth Presses Case Against License Renewal for Aging Turkey Point Nuclear Reactors

Friends of the Earth will be appear before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Atomic Safety and Licensing Board in an hearing today, regarding Florida Power and Light’s controversial request to operate the aging Turkey Point nuclear reactors for an unprecedented eighty years.

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FERC rejects proposal to prop up dirty energy
FERC rejects proposal to prop up dirty energy

Friends of the Earth is committed to fighting against the Trump Administration’s dangerous, misguided policies on coal and nuclear power.

Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power
Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power

Since Friends of the Earth was founded 40 years ago, we have been the United States’ leading voice opposing nuclear energy and exposing the real dangers of nuclear power plants.

Shutting Down Diablo Canyon
Shutting Down Diablo Canyon

For 40 years, Friends of the Earth has been a leading voice in the U.S. in opposing nuclear reactors. In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, it is clear that there can and must be a thorough debate on our energy future and the need to move beyond this dangerous…

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  • Testimony on V. C. Summer Nuclear Project
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  • The Failure of the Nuclear Gamble in South Carolina
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  • South Carolina Energy Caucus News Release
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