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About NIRS


2013 marked the 35th anniversary of Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS). We were founded to be the national information and networking center for citizens and environmental activists concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues.

We still fulfill that core function, but have expanded both programatically and geographically. We initiate large-scale organizing and public education campaigns on specific issues, such as preventing construction of new reactors, radioactive waste transportation, deregulation of radioactive materials, and more. Our international programs and affiliation with WISE (World Information Service on Energy) means that our network spans more than a dozen offices and programs across the globe

NIRS relies on activism and contributions from citizens across the world to support our efforts for a nuclear-free planet and a sustainable energy future. During 2013, NIRS has launched a new three-year capacity-building plan designed to bolster our ability to serve a new global generation of activists, raised on the internet, social networking and ever more mobile and instant means of communication, that has emerged from the rubble of Fukushima. You can read this plan here.

We hope you'll help. Please join our e-mail Alert list and we’ll keep you informed about ways you can make a difference in our energy and climate future.

And please join Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, the Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, The Fray, Bob Weir, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Guster, Ed Begley, Jr., James Cromwell, Graham Nash and other well-known and lesser-known but vital NIRS supporters and contribute financially and/or with your time. NIRS is a 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax-deductible in the U.S. You can mail your contribution to NIRS, 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 340, Takoma Park, MD 20912, or donate via credit card by clicking on the Donate Now link at the top of this page.

If you would like any further information about NIRS, please don't hesitate to call 301-270-NIRS (301-270-6477); fax: 301-270-4291, or e-mail to

November 7, 2014

Pioneer of anti-nuclear movement
receives lifetime achievement award from 14 organizations

Michael Mariotte, the president of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), was honored on November 10, 2014 by more than a dozen environmental organizations in recognition of his three decades of work to educate the public and lawmakers about the dangers of nuclear power.


About NIRS/WISE Network

NIRS/WISE is the information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues.

We're located at
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 340,
Takoma Park, MD 20912
tel: 301-270-NIRS (301-270-6477);
fax: 301-270-4291

Our Amsterdam office is at
P.O. Box 59636,
1040 LC Amsterdam,
The Netherlands;
tel: 31-20-6126368;
fax: 31-20-6892179;

Our Southeast U.S. office is
NIRS Southeast,
PO Box 7586  
Asheville, NC 28802
office: 828-252-8409  
cell: 828-242-5621

Worldwide NIRS/WISE relay offices.

NIRS Background Information

NIRS Staff, 2013
NIRS Board of Directors, 2013