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O`b( =c`3O`bV(BVS0WU>WQbc`S Furthermore, waste products and emissions at nuclear power plants have been found to be radioactive and have contaminated communities. For instance, a broken pipe at Hope Creek Plant in New Jersey allowed a steam leak that interfered with plant performance and safety in 2004. In another case, four workers died in an accident that occurred because corroded equipment caused a steam leak and malfunction at the Mihama plant in Japan in 2004. Also, the nuclear power plant at Indian Point in New York was shut down when a radioactive water leak was detected in October 2005.

The home, built by Deborah and Jim Davidson as the perfect tropical getaway, rents by the week with boats and water toys and even music piped out to the private beach. 1][^ZSfW\1]Z]`OR] At Solar Village in Longmont, Colorado, you can buy a condominium in a new urban community called Prospect Newtown. The wind and sun power Solar Village homes, built with nontoxic sustainable materials such as solid wood cabinets and granite countertops, were laid out in a design to encourage pedestrian traffic and reduce the need for vehicles.

Check with your congressmen and women about their voting records and campaign financial records. Find out who contributes to their campaign and whose interests they are representing.  >O`b( =c`3O`bV(BVS0WU>WQbc`S PIRG says that the United States burns more than 900 million tons of coal each year, releasing 2 billion tons of CO2 and 51 tons of mercury into our air and water. S. waters each day. EVOb1O\0S2]\SSo what can we do to reverse these trends and chart a course for a greener future?

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