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A new anti-nuclear wave

the increased support for nuclear energy will melt away when utilities announce where they intend to build. No one..wants to live near a nuclear plant.”The groundswell (against nuclear power) will come when they announce the nuclear sites

Older activists, younger crowd team to fight nukes. Google Hosted News, 29 Aug 2010, By MELANIE S. WELTE (AP) MOINES, Iowa — It’s been 33 years since Raye Fleming’s arrest outside Southern California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, near the height of the anti-nuclear power furor.That was the first arrest of many and, Fleming believed, such actions paid off as a generation of Americans turned against nuclear power.

“It was just the correct, moral thing to do,” said 66-year-old Fleming.

But after years of believing they had won the fight against nuclear energy, activists suddenly feel the battle is starting all over again. And they’re trying to figure out how to win in an era of Facebook and Twitter as well as get the younger generation involved in the movement……

“A call for more nuclear power plants,” sighed Fleming, of Arroyo Grande, Calif. “It’s still not safe, there’s still no solution to the waste storage and it’s costly.”…..

Jane Magers of Des Moines, Iowa, has fought nuclear power for nearly 40 years. She senses a change, a feeling that “we’ve got to have energy at all costs.”

But Magers said she’s confident that the increased support for nuclear energy will melt away when utilities announce where they intend to build. No one, she said, wants to live near a nuclear plant.

“The groundswell (against nuclear power) will come when they announce the nuclear sites

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August 31, 2010 - Posted by | general | , , ,

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