Thursday, June 04, 2009

Are You Living Close to a Nuclear Site?

You may be living near a nuclear site and may not really know what it does. As part of compliance with the International Atomic Energy Agency the U.S. has to file a report about civilian nuclear sites. The Federation of American Scientists has a copy of the report. There is some debate as to the sensitivity of the report and whether it was meant for public release. However, if you live near one you may find out more about it and if you don't know you may find out that a site is closer than you think.

It is important for people to know what is in their backyard. I think once people realize the extent of the nuclear sites they may begin to wonder whether nuclear power is really an option. I'm sure if given the choice people would vote for renewables and conservation over nuclear.

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