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Nuclear Plant – Environmental Racism?

Early this year, President Obama approved the building of two new nuclear energy plants. Apparently the location of on of those plants has sparked a local controversy. Hat Tip Hinterland Gazette on this one –

President Obama’s Proposal to Construct Nuclear Reactors in Predominantly Black Community Sparks Controversy

Glow Baby, Glow?

There is some controversy brewing over President Obama’s pledge of $8.33 billion in government aid to construct nuclear reactors in the town of Shell Bluff, located in Burke County, Ga. The problem is Burke County is 51 percent African-America and there are already reactors at Southern Company’s Plant Vogtle. An argument has been made that the majority of nuclear reactors are located in predominantly black and/or poor communities. Dr. Robert Bullard, an environmental injustice expert and activist told the Washington Informer, “After looking at environmental injustices over the past 30 years I can’t help but question why these reactors are being built in Burke County. “When a community gets something good, African-American communities are usually not the first to get it.” Some have called the proposal environmental racism, while others see it as a means of creating more jobs and clean energy. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2010 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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President Obama Nukes Red State!

Glowing Republicans…

Indeed.

Godzilla - the Radioactive Monster

Obama Unveils Loan Guarantees for Nuclear Plant

Touting nuclear energy as a critical component of the effort to confront climate change and meet the U.S.’s energy needs, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday roughly $8 billion in government-loan guarantees for Southern Co. to break ground on a new nuclear-power plant in Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2010 in News

 

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