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Protesters near The Diablo Canyon Nuclear BooBoo Station — built smack-dab on top of an Earthquake fault — Photo by Jessica Collett (date unknown)

Welcome to seven of the greatest challenges in human history:

building a world-wide consensus for…

  • phasing out all nuclear power plants, all uranium mining & production   

  • stopping the current global nuclear arms race, stopping the production of nuclear weapons,   

  • banning the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions, caring for the thousands of victims of this form of  “low intensity nuclear war”   

  • guarding extremely long-lived and poisonous nuclear waste, caring for people, lands, oceans and ecosystems already poisoned

  • making the transition to renewable/sustainable energy sources

  • growing beyond war and weapons as sources of national strength, dignity and pride

  • doing all the above with mindful compassion, transformational kindness/forgiveness and courageous creativity

N O N U K E S — T O P I C — A R E A S — M E N U

Earth Ship -- print by Mayumi Oda
Earth Ship -- print by Mayumi Oda

This resource/study/action area is a global library of information and links about nuclear power, nuclear weapons, nuclear waste contamination, and citizen action for sustainable energy and human survival. Of necessity, we also explore paths beyond the global culture of violence that gave rise to nuclear weapons in the first place.

One of the most significant nuclear issues is that while human beings are fallible and prone to occasional mistakes and moral failures, nuclear materials are utterly unforgiving and never forget. Once leaked, spilled or burned, their residues will cause illnesses and deaths for hundreds of thousands (and in the case of Depleted Uranium, billions) of years. This is not the kind of legacy we want to leave for our children and all their descendants. Neither can any human need, goal or ambition justify the radioactive poisoning of the entire Web of Life, a process that has already begun with nuclear bomb testing, nuclear power plant operation & meltdowns, and depleted uranium battlefield munitions (anti-tank weapons that burn to a fine dust/ash on impact).

If you find yourself drawn to work on this topic, we invite you to find a study/action partner, explore our Teams-of-Two participation strategy, and become a citizen advocate for safe energy and a world without the threat of nuclear weapons.



June 2013  San Onofre nuclear plant to be shut down
Feb. 7, 2013:  Renewables now cheaper than coal and gas [and nukes] in Australia
  Jan. 13, 2013: The Myth of Nuclear [Weapons] Necessity New York Times


The Nuclear Guardianship Library   --  An archive of articles from many perspectives on the long-term, responsible care of nuclear materials.

The SAFE ENERGY HANDBOOK -- addresses dangers of nuclear industry and presents overview of safe energy technologies already available.  (This is an HTML version of a handbook published by Plutonium Free Future.)

A Background Briefing on Radioactive Pollution   --  A 26-page review of problems associated with radioactive pollution from nuclear power, weapons and waste -- by Wendy Oser and Molly Young Brown, M.Div.