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22 January 2009 at 8:55:06 AM
humanbeing

by Erica Werner

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - At the western edge of a largely dormant anti-nuke movement, three generations of mothers are tilting at nuclear reactors. But their mission is less quixotic than it might appear.

[In this Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 file photo, Elaine Holder, a 40-year member of Mothers for Peace, is seen at her San Luis Obispo, Calif. home with binders containing newspaper clippings of the group's efforts, from 1969 to 2008, against Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Mothers for Peace, a citizens watchdog group working from kitchen tables and in between family and work commitments, has pursued a novel and potentially precedent-setting challenge against the nuclear power generator's plans for storing radioactive waste in aboveground dry casks at the power plant. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)]In this Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 file photo, Elaine Holder, a 40-year member of Mothers for Peace, is seen at her San Luis Obispo, Calif. home with binders containing newspaper clippings of the group's efforts, from 1969 to 2008, against Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Mothers for Peace, a citizens watchdog group working from kitchen tables and in between family and work commitments, has pursued a novel and potentially precedent-setting challenge against the nuclear power generator's plans for storing radioactive waste in aboveground dry casks at the power plant. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)
Wielding a novel argument about the potential impact of a terrorist attack on nuclear facilities, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is aiming to set legal precedent requiring tougher environmental reviews for nuclear power plants and radioactive waste storage nationwide.

It's the latest chapter in a long-running battle that pits the all-volunteer group of aging hippies, activists and teachers against the federal government, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., and PG&E's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, nestled on a gorgeous stretch of coastline nearby.

"This whole town - it's like this veil is over our town. Of denial, is what it is," said Mothers for Peace member Linda Seeley as the group met recently in a comfy living room patrolled by a cat.

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1 - salon   22 Jan 2009 @ 1:00:15 PM 

That is a GREAT article. I liked the part where the Diablo Canyon PR person said something about how the Mothers didn't want to see new safety features, they wanted to stop nuclear power. Well, DUH. Because nuclear power is not clean, and there are better ways.


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