Nuclear controversy

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This is a list of some of the world's most controversial nuclear facilities and related sites. Citations provided typically discuss mass protests (eg., Seabrook, Diablo Canyon, Lawrence Livermore, Brokdorf), accidents which have rated highly on the International Nuclear Event Scale (eg., Chernobyl, TMI, Windscale, Mayak), and/or environmental concerns (eg., Belene, Hanford, Ranger).

  • Belene Nuclear Power Plant[1]
  • Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant[2]
  • Chernobyl disaster[3]
  • Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station
  • Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant[4]
  • Gorleben[5]
  • Hanford Site[6]
  • Indian Point Energy Center
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory[7]
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory[8]
  • Mayak[9]
  • Mihama Nuclear Power Plant[10]
  • Monju Nuclear Power Plant[11]
  • Mülheim-Kärlich Nuclear Power Plant[12]
  • Nevada Test Site[13]
  • Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant[14]
  • Pelindaba nuclear research facility[15]
  • Ranger Uranium Mine[16]
  • Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant[17]
  • Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant[18]
  • Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant[19]
  • SL-1
  • Three Mile Island[19]
  • Tokai fuel fabrication facility[20]
  • Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant[21]
  • Wackersdorf[22]
  • Windscale fire[23]
  • Wyhl[24]
  • Yucca Mountain

See also


  1. The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2007 pp. 31-32.
  2. Nuclear Power in Germany: A Chronology
  3. In Focus: Chernobyl
  4. Conservation Fallout: Nuclear Protest at Diablo Canyon
  5. The German Greens and the nuclear industry
  6. Hanford Downwinders Litigation Website
  7. Hundreds Protest at Livermore Lab
  8. About CCNS
  9. The Most Contaminated Spot on the Planet
  10. Japan's shaky nuclear record
  11. Monju enters extended testing
  12. A piecemeal approach under pressure of high expectations
  13. 22 Arrested in Nuclear Protest
  14. The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2007 p. 26.
  15. Washington Post, Dec 20, 2007, Op-Ed by Micah Zenko.
  16. John Carroll v Energy Resources of Australia [2005] NTMC 067
  17. Stop Rokkasho
  18. The Siege of Seabrook - TIME
  19. 19.0 19.1 Social Protest and Policy Change: Ecology, Antinuclear, and Peace Movements p. 44.
  20. In The Wake of Tokaimura, Japan Rethinks its Nuclear Picture
  21. Eleven arrested in latest protest over Vermont Yankee
  22. Energy and Now, the Political Fallout, TIME, June 2 1986
  23. Disaster - Series 3
  24. Nuclear Power in Germany: A Chronology

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