Want to do something pro-active to begin the march towards nuclear sanity?  There’s a bill in Congress, introduced by Rep. Ed Markey, that needs the support of other congresspeople.  Here’s a form letter.  Copy and paste it in to your email — feel free to amend it with your own wording — and send to your Congressional representative.  You can find who to send it to by going here: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml and entering your zip code.  Then go to their site, paste in your letter and send – easy peasy!


Dear Representative (NAME),

We can no longer ignore the vulnerability of our aging fleet of nuclear reactors and the spent fuel stacking up at nuclear power plants across the country.

Efforts to improve nuclear safety deserves your support.  To this end, I urge you to co-sponsor Rep. Ed Markey nuclear safety bill, HR 1242, Nuclear Power Plant Safety Act of 201.

This legislation reflects the obvious lessons of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and requires that U.S. nuclear reactors better be able to withstand station blackout accidents, that waste from fuel pools be removed to dry casks as feasible to reduce the volume of waste in vulnerable pools, and that the U.S. Department of Energy consider Fukushima’s impacts in setting credit subsidies for nuclear loan guarantees.

I honestly cannot imagine how any elected official could not support such a modest package aimed at protecting the safety of the American people.

Please co-sponsor HR 1242.  Thank you.