Friday, October 21, 2005

In Many Communities, NIMBY is No More

Three more communities are lobbying for a new nuclear power plant. According to this article in the Charlotte Observer,

Three South Carolina counties want Duke Power to build a new nuclear plant and bring jobs and tax revenues.
These communities reflect the growing trend revealed by a recent survey that showed 76% of people living within 10 miles of an existing nuclear power plant are willing to have a new reactor built near them.

I believe that there is no more powerful a rebuttal to antinuclear extremists’ rhetoric than this; that people most knowledgeable of daily operations, and who presumably have been most at risk, stand up and support nuclear power.

1 comment:

Kevin McCoy said...

That's great news, Lisa. Now if we just had communities competing to host repositories...