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Plant Security

Since 1998, NC WARN has worked with the Union of Concerned Scientists and other groups to warn that nuclear plants are highly vulnerable to acts of malice. Since 9-11, the industry has continued to place more emphasis on cost-cutting and creating a public relations image of security rather than on actual improvements.


I-Team: Flaw Found in Harris Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Head — ABC 11 News

Duke Energy officials describe the flaw as a small depression in a welding seam. They say the public was never in danger. Critics aren't so sure. "The industry has had this problem for a number of years and they haven't been able to figure out how to prevent it from occurring," said Jim Warren, with the nuclear watchdog group NC WARN.

Defense at US Nuclear Power Plants – A Statement by NC WARN

As 9/11 anniversary approaches, the industry still wags the NRC.

Absorbing the Nuclear Fallout – Op Ed, Charlotte Business Journal

It’s too early to know the impact of Japan’s emergency on public health and the industry. But new projects worldwide likely will be delayed as the events at Fukushima are analyzed, and changes are debated in plant design, regulation and emergency planning.

Nuclear Safety in the Carolinas – Charlotte Talks, WFAE 90.7 FM

NC WARN’s director Jim Warren debates Duke Energy’s nuclear policy director Steve Nesbit on Charlotte’s public radio station.

Critics question Shearon Harris emergency plans – ABC News

Progress Energy sends out safety information manuals annually to everyone living within ten miles of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant, but critics say if something goes wrong at the plant, not nearly enough thought has gone into keeping people safe.

Japanese Nuclear Crisis May Pose Troubles For Duke’s Plans – WFAE Radio Article

The unfolding nuclear plant crisis in Japan could pose significant problems for Duke Energy's effort to build a new reactor near Gaffney, SC.

Can Shearon Harris withstand a disaster? – ABC News

Threats to the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant have people asking could a major disaster happen here?

Clarifying Nuclear Waste at Shearon Harris – Independent Weekly

Thanks to the many of you who contacted us regarding the Independent Weekly’s late 2009…

Harris Nuclear Plant Fined for Security Violations – News Release by NC WARN

NEWS RELEASE                                                                               Contact:  Jim Warren August 30, 2007                                                                                                  919-416-5077 Penalty closes two-year scandal after 9…

NRC Lied About Risks of Air Attacks and Fires at U.S. Plants – Statement from NC WARN

*See Note to Editor & UCS Indictment of NRC

Tell Duke Energy: Get on the Right Side of Climate History!

See the letter 36 organizations sent to Duke Energy. Then take action:

1. Tell Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good to cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and help avert climate chaos:
(704) 594-6200
526 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202
tweet @DukeEnergy #ClimateAction

2. Have your organization or business endorse the letter to Duke CEO Good.

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Watch press conference at the Governor's office in Raleigh on June 15, 2017 featuring Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the NC NAACP.