Prevent Massive Release of Radioactive Materials
Global well-being can be threatened on a large scale by the massive release of radioactive materials, whether through nuclear weapon blasts, nuclear power plant meltdowns, nuclear waste disposal practices, or terrorism involving radiation weapons.
These dangers are actually increasing as nuclear power plants age and have their operations extended beyond their original projected lifetimes, and as the materials for potential radiological weapons proliferate around the world. The economically beneficial deregulation of electricity markets globally puts pressure on nuclear power industries to cut costs and take potentially unsafe shortcuts.
The foundation supports initiatives to prevent nuclear accidents and nuclear terrorism, and to promote alternatives to nuclear energy.