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Community opposition to South African nuke plant

Cape residents oppose nuclear power station December 20 2009   IOL o By Melanie Gosling Residents opposed to the building of a nuclear power station at Bantamsklip on the southern Cape coast staged a protest march through Hermanus on Saturday and handed a memorandum to the Overstrand municipality, saying the local authority had failed to represent their interests by supporting the proposed nuclear power plant.John Williams, chairperson of the Save Bantamsklip Association, said on Sunday that about 300 people had marched through the town to protest against a proposal by Eskom to build nuclear reactors in “one of the hottest biodiversity hot spots in the world”.”Eskom says they want to build two 4 000MW nuclear power plants at this site which is a registered South African Natural Heritage Site and contains vegetation that occurs nowhere else in the world. It’s a centre of endemism.

News – Development: Cape residents oppose nuclear power station

December 21, 2009 - Posted by | politics, South Africa

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