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6 million Americans live within the current 10 mile evacuation zone for US reactors; over 120 million live within the 50 mile evacuation zone required for US citizens in Japan during the Fukushima nuclear disaster. First Responders have consistently stated that while US evacuation plans exist, none are implementable. How close do you live to a nuclear power reactor?
In order for nuclear power to have the most minimal impact on climate change, 1600 new reactors would have to be built, and the aging existing 400 replaced. 3 nuclear reactors would have to be built every 30 days for 40 years, which not only is clearly impossible, but in that time any window for slowing climate change would have closed.
The cold war sites are aging badly. With no realistic way to clean up the radioactive waste from Cold War weapons production, sites like Hanford, SRS, Rocky Flats, and others continue to leak deadly wastes creating an ongoing environmental and public health hazard. Do you live near an aging Cold War weapons site?