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From The Guacamole Fund, February 16, 2022: www.guacfund.org

Today we wanted to highlight an organization working for a non-nuclearfuture and the end of nuclear waste.  Instead of picking just one organization, we share with you a coalition that all of our wonderful No Nukes and Safe Energy groups are working on together, The National Radioactive Waste Coalition. From their website: “The National Radioactive Waste Coalition is committed to stopping theproduction, reprocessing, and transportation of radioactive waste. Theisolation of radioactive waste is critical to protect all living things, and we are committed to working to ensure that this isolationis realized. Our work is grounded in respect for all people. Together,we work to hold the nuclear industry and government agenciesaccountable for their actions, and advocate for the responsiblehandling 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 aspossible and “harden” the storage so it is as safe as it can be.Reduce the inherent dangers with the storage of high-level radioactivewaste involved in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants or othernuclear sites.”Please visit www.radioactivewastecoalition.org and consider sending adonation their way! Tom, Paula, Diane, and Jeff

Journalists are welcome to contact us at press@radioactivewastecoalition.org.

We comprise more that 40 groups from across the country working to raise awareness of the vast problem of radioactive waste that is stored at every nuclear-reactor site.

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.

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