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Jim Riccio
Nuclear Policy Analyst
Greenpeace

As Greenpeace’s Nuclear Policy Analyst, Jim Riccio has two decades of experience on nuclear energy policy and is considered one of the nation's most prominent anti-nuclear activists. His advocacy experience has put his name in the country’s major newspapers: New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, as well as ABC News, the Discovery Channel, and CNN among others.

From the conference rooms of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the halls of Congress, Mr. Riccio has long been the voice of safe, renewable energies opposing industry and government officials’ assertions that nuclear energy poses no safety hazard. He has worked for the Nuclear Information Resource Service as well as the Critical Mass Energy Project at Public Citizen, one of the leading citizen activist groups founded by Ralph Nader.

Mr. Riccio has a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from Colgate University and a J.D. from Syracuse University. He has travelled extensively overseas sharing his expertise with activists in the Czech Republic, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania, South Korea, Spain, and India.

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