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Bodega Bay Activist Honored Preventing Nuclear Plant From Being Built

 Sacramento CBS local, May 10, 2018 

BODEGA BAY (KPIX) — It’s been more than 50 years since a small group of environmentalists fought off PG&E’s plans to build a nuclear plant in the North Bay.

The 70-foot pit the utility dug at Bodega Head still stands as an unofficial monument to the woman who led the charge.

KPIX 5 on Friday returned to the site with geologist and power plant opponent Doris Sloan.

“Come and see this, it’s amazing. Look at how still it is. It’s beautiful.”

There on the edge of Bodega Bay, Sloan took a moment to appreciate her own legacy and an amazing piece of California history.

“You wouldn’t know now — looking at this — that it isn’t natural,” said Sloan.

What is now commonly known as Bodega’s “Hole in the Head” was made back in the 1960s by PG&E…….

Bodega Head was where the company wanted to build the first commercially viable nuclear power plant in the United States.

“Today it seems totally insane,” said Sloan…..

The victory not only saved the land in Bodega, it is widely considered to be the birth of the modern environmental movement.

“Such an honor to meet here today. We, the folks that work out here, think about this a lot, what they did. This is a special place,” said Suzanne Olyarnik, who works with the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory.

On Thursday, Sloan was honored for her role in saving this coastline as we know it.


May 12, 2018 - Posted by | NORTH AMERICA, opposition to nuclear

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