Nuclear Energy, lose/lose

Alliance to Halt Fermi 3

Check our events page for details on several local events coming in April. And here’s our latest recommended article:  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/03-4.

Petitioning

We, the undersigned, do not want the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to issue a license to DTE Energy for construction of their proposed Fermi 3 nuclear reactor.

You can sign online or, if you want to circulate a paper version, download a printable form. In the online petition, your email address and phone number are optional entries. We hope you will fill in these lines so we can contact you for future events.

Click here for the online petition.

Summary of the problem

Detroit Edison wants to build a new nuclear power plant, Fermi 3, next to Fermi 1 and Fermi 2. Nuclear power plants were dangerous and expensive in the 20th Century. Now that we have experienced meltdowns at Fermi 1 (1966, 1 reactor), Three Mile Island (1979, 1 reactor), Chernobyl (1986, 1 reactor) and Fukushima (2011, 3 reactors), we should better understand just how dangerous they are.

Fermi 3 is planned as a new, untried design. Construction is estimated to cost upwards of $15 Billion. Billions of “unexpected” additional costs are to be expected. Building it next to Fermi 2 will make both reactors less safe – and Fermi 2 is the world’s largest example of the GE Mark 1 containment, exactly the design that failed multiple times at Fukushima. Finally, The electricity from Fermi 3 is simply not needed in Michigan.

For these reasons, the Alliance to Halt Fermi 3 is opposed to building Fermi 3, and we believe Fermi 2 should be shut down before it melts down. We will hold public meetings in conjunction with allied community groups; make videos, speakers, printed materials and presentations available; and attempt to educate the public and political leaders by way of the press, letters from individuals and any other lawful actions we can think of.

We support clean energy, sustainable jobs and non-violent resistance to nuclear power. Here on the website, you’ll find upcoming events, print-your own leaflets, a way to sign up for our newsletter, and much more. We hope you will think it over and join us, or at least donate to the effort.

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