Anti-nuclear groups in the United States

More than eighty anti-nuclear groups are operating, or have operated, in the United States.[1] These include: Abalone Alliance, Clamshell Alliance, Greenpeace USA, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Musicians United for Safe Energy, Nevada Desert Experience, Nuclear Control Institute, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Public Citizen Energy Program, Shad Alliance, and the Sierra Club. These are direct action, environmental, health, and public interest organizations who oppose nuclear weapons and/or nuclear power. In 1992, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that "his agency had been pushed in the right direction on safety issues because of the pleas and protests of nuclear watchdog groups".[2]

Some of the most influential groups in the anti-nuclear movement have had members who included Nobel Laureates (e.g., Linus Pauling and Hermann Joseph Muller). These scientists have belonged primarily to two groups: the Federation of American Scientists, and the Committee for Nuclear Responsibility.[3]

Specific groups

Groups include:

See also


  1. Many of these groups are listed at "Protest movements against nuclear energy" in Wolfgang Rudig (1990). Anti-nuclear Movements: A World Survey of Opposition to Nuclear Energy, Longman, pp. 381-403.
  2. Matthew L. Wald. Nuclear Agency's Chief Praises Watchdog Groups, The New York Times, June 23, 1992.
  3. Jerome Price (1982). The Anti-nuclear Movement, Twayne Publishers, p. 65.
  4. Daniel Pope.Conservation Fallout (book review), H-Net Reviews, August 2007.
  5. Alliance for Nuclear Accountability > Welcome
  6. Regulators criticize safety "culture" at San Onofre nuke plant
  7. Rochelle Becker (April 18, 2011). "Who would pay if nuclear disaster happened here?". San Francisco Chronicle.
  11. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Lisa Lynch (2012). "'We don't wanna be radiated:' Documentary Film and the Evolving Rhetoric of Nuclear Energy Activism" (PDF). American Literature Ecocriticism Issue.
  12. 1 2 3 Renee Parsons (2012-04-16). "No Nukes and Intervening Women". Huff Post Green.
  13. Gary L. Downey. Ideology and the Clamshell Identity Social Problems, Vol. 33, No. 5, June 1986, p. 357.
  14. Trevor Jensen (April 13, 2010). "Robert A. Cleland, 1920-2010: Peace and anti-nuclear activist". Chicago Tribune.
  15. The Committee for Nuclear Responsibility
  16. John Gofman (USA)
  17. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 MBEAW. "Anti-nuclear Movement".
  18. "Council for a Livable World".
  19. Steve Cohn (1997). Too cheap to meter: an economic and philosophical analysis of the nuclear dream SUNY Press, pp. 133-134.
  20. Wolfgang Rudig (1990). Anti-nuclear Movements: A World Survey of Opposition to Nuclear Energy, Longman, p. 402.
  21. Steve E. Barkan. Strategic, Tactical and Organizational Dilemmas of the protest Movement Against Nuclear Power Social Problems, Vol. 27, No. 1, October 1979, p. 23.
  22. EPS USA, History, accessed 1 March 2010
  23. Robert Schwartz, 88, Broker and Promoter of Social Causes, Dies New York Times, 19 May 2006.
  24. Robert J. Schwartz (2002), Can you make a difference?: a memoir of a life for change, Lantern Books, ISBN 978-1-59056-032-7
  25. Plans for new nuclear reactors in S.C. challenged
  26. Why a Future for the Nuclear Industry is Risky
  27. Nuclear Issues
  28. IEER Publications
  29. Science for Democratic Action
  30. Anti-Nuclear Group Fights Third Reactor
  31. The Atomic West p. 208.
  32. Nuclear commission rejects protest over California plant
  33. Julia Hickey (April 17, 2001). "Anti-nuclear rally at Avila Beach". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22.
  34. Commentary: Stealth nuke effort should be stopped
  35. “For What It’s Worth,” No Nukes Reunite After Thirty Years
  36. Musicians Act to Stop New Atomic Reactors
  37. 19 anti-nuclear protesters cited at Nevada Test Site
  38. Renee Parsons (2012-04-16). "No Nukes and Intervening Women". Huffington Post.
  39. New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution
  40. Nuclear Agency's Chief Praises Watchdog Groups
  41. Oldest operating US nuclear power plant shut down
  42. Vermont Yankee's woes top list of year's big stories
  43. Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. "About the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation".
  44. About us
  45. About NIRS
  46. Peace-Action About Peace-Action Retrieved June 19, 2007
  47. Professional Groups Flocking to Anti-nuclear Drive
  48. Physicians for Social Responsibility
  49. Herbert Mitgang. Books of The Times; Shifting Causes: Updates From the American Left New York Times, June 26, 1991.
  50. About the Energy Program
  51. The Fatal Flaws of Nuclear Power
  52. Ann Morrissett Davidon (December 1979). "The U.S. Anti-nuclear Movement". Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. p. 46.
  53. Environmental group protests nuclear plant license renewal
  54. Brown, Jerry and Brutoco, Rinaldo (1997). Profiles in power: The antinuclear movement and the dawn of the solar age, Prentice Hall, pp. 63-64.
  55. Lights Out at Shoreham: Anti-nuclear activism spurs the closing of a new $6 billion plant
  56. Deadly Nuclear Waste Transport
  57. NJ nuclear plant opponents appeal relicensing
  58. Nuclear license renewal sparks protest
  59. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  60. Nuclear Expansion
  61. Nashville preacher leads no-nuke push
  62. Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control
  63. Woo, Elaine (January 30, 2011). "Dagmar Wilson dies at 94; organizer of women's disarmament protesters". Los Angeles Times.
  64. Hevesi, Dennis (January 23, 2011). "Dagmar Wilson, Anti-Nuclear Leader, Dies at 94". The New York Times.

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