Recent Reports and Publications
Establish Full Costs of Being a Nuclear State
A Debt Long Overdue: Compensation to Sick Nuclear Plant Workers
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists To build America's mammoth arsenal of nuclear weapons, the U.S. government and its contractors knowingly put thousands of workers in harm's way. But when workers complained of health problems, the government lied about the hazards, spent millions fighting their claims in court, and colluded with contractors to hide risks. Finally, on October 30, 2000, the Clinton administration took a giant step towards righting this wrong, signing into law a compensation program for sick nuclear workers.
The Five Series Study: Mortality of Military Participants in US Nuclear Weapons Tests
National Academy of Sciences The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies looked into the causes and rates of death among the nearly 70,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who participiated during the 1950s in atmospheric nuclear tests. ...More
More Nuclear Power Means More Risk
Nuclear Control Institute This New York Times op-ed by Paul Leventhal, President of NCI, argues that a push for nuclear power isn't the way to meet America's urgent energy needs. Nor could using nuclear plants make a big dent in global warming. A rapid expansion of nuclear power would compound the existing dangers of nuclear weapons proliferation. Energy efficiency measures, renewable energy sources and other alternative energy systems could provide new, clean ways to generate power.
License to Kill: Effects of the Nuclear Industry on Marine Wildlife and Ocean habitat
Safe Energy Communication Council The report examines the toll the once-through cooling intake and discharge system takes on marine biodiversity around nuclear plants, and the cumulative impact of marine ecosystem destruction by coastal nuclear reactors in general.