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The Environmental Onslaught

  • Glenn T. Seaborg
  • Benjamin S. Loeb

Abstract

The Monticello case was symptomatic of a new phenomenon for which we in the AEC were ill prepared: the rise of a generalized opposition to nuclear power plants on environmental grounds. Prior to 1969 there had been local opposition to certain proposed plants. It had been rooted either in concern about despoiling natural values, such as the scenery and beaches of the Pacific coastline, or in questions about the safety of individual plants, such as those situated near earthquake faults or near the centers of populated areas. By contrast, the new opposition that began to appear early in 1969 was concerned with more fundamental ecological problems, such as the pollution of air and water. Furthermore, it was nationwide in scope, as demonstrated by the fact, noted in the last chapter, that twenty states intervened on Minnesota’s side in the legal action brought by Northern States Power Company.

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Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Plant Nuclear Program Offshore Drilling Environmental Onslaught 
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© Glenn T. Seaborg 1993

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  • Glenn T. Seaborg
  • Benjamin S. Loeb

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