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THE SITUATION IN JAPAN IS STILL SERIOUS
WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED
AND ACT NOW TO TELL CONGRESS WE WON'T ACCEPT MORE NUCLEAR POWER IN THE U.S.!
March 11, 2011; 7:00 pm
As you can probably imagine, we have been closely monitoring the situation with Japan's nuclear reactors all day, staying in close contact with our colleagues in Japan, trying to separate fact from rumor and providing accurate information to the media, to many, many callers, on Facebook and on our website.
We produced and have updated several times a factsheet on the Fukushima reactors and the ongoing concerns about what appears to be becoming a very serious situation. We will continue updating this factsheet through the evening and weekend as events warrant and we obtain reliable information. This factsheet is available here. We encourage you to use it, check periodically for updates and refer your local media to it.
This serves as a reminder that natural disasters can happen anytime, and when those disasters affect nuclear power reactors, the consequences can be catastrophic. We, of course, hope that such a catastrophe still will be averted in Japan.
This also serves as a reminder of the importance of ending taxpayer loans for new nuclear reactors in the U.S. Every reactor is vulnerable to a wide variety of natural disasters, as well as to operator error and mechanical failure. Even if nuclear reactors were cheap, and they're not, there are better, cleaner and safer ways of generating our electricity.
We hope you'll remind your Congressmembers now, as they are continuing to consider the federal budget, that nuclear loans must end.
Please feel free to e-mail us with your questions about the Japanese situation. We will respond to as many individual questions as we humanly can. Please check our website and Facebook pages regularly for updated information.
And please consider making a contribution to support our work; your help is needed now more than ever.
Thank you so much for all you do,
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
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