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History of UCS in the 1980s




  • UCS sues the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and successfully strengthens safety standards at nuclear power plants across the country. [More about Nuclear Power]
  • More than 700 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including 57 Nobel laureates, sign the UCS "Appeal to Ban Space Weapons," which urges the United States and Soviet Union to ban testing and deployment of weapons in space. [More about Nuclear Weapons & Global Security]
  • UCS opposition to President Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars") succeeds in scaling back the program over the next nine years. [More about Nuclear Weapons & Global Security]
  • UCS undertakes a technical assessment of alternatives to nuclear power and fossil fuels. The study, Energy Strategies: Toward a Solar Future, launches our ongoing efforts to promote safe and renewable energy supplies for the United States. [More about Clean Energy]

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