National Radioactive Waste Coalition
Let Us Introduce Ourselves!
The National Radioactive Waste Coalition is committed to stopping the production, reprocessing, and transportation of radioactive waste. The isolation of radioactive waste is critical to protect all living things, and we are committed to working to ensure that this isolation is realized. Our work is grounded in respect for all people. Together, we work to hold the nuclear industry and government agencies accountable for their actions, and advocate for the responsible handling of radioactive waste to keep us all as safe as possible.
The Coalition’s Multi-Year Campaign Has a Few Big-Picture Goals:
- Stop Yucca Mountain from becoming a permanent nuclear waste repository.
- Stop any plan for consolidated/centralized interim storage.
- Keep high-level radioactive waste as close to its current sites as possible and “harden” the storage so it is as safe as it can be.
- Reduce the inherent dangers with the storage of high-level radioactive waste involved in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants or other nuclear sites.
To Achieve These Goals, The Campaign Will Pursue The Following:
- Build the power of the groups participating in the campaign.
- Bring new people and groups into the movement – especially younger people and people of color.
- Build solidarity and unity across the country among the groups working on the campaign.
- Develop core principles about how we work together and practice implementing them in our work.
- Continue and expand current actions regarding legal, legislative, and regulatory issues.
- Develop and promote the adoption of minimum requirements, core principles, stringent criteria, and other policies for nuclear waste.
- Continue and expand the current plan on Indigenous Peoples’ Laws, Treaties, Protocols, and Activities.
Use the legend on the left side of the map to switch layers on and off. Most icons are clickable to find more information: age, owner, and status of reactors, Department of Energy installat ions, uranium mines and processing facilities, proposed CIS sites, etc. Clicking each state capital reveals information about the governor, state agencies, and federal legislators. If the action layer is visible, you will see an icon for one or more acti ons across the country — click on its icon to learn how you can support it.