Raitt to rock against new reactors

Staff Report
Published Jan. 13, 2009

Local environmental groups opposing two new nuclear reactors are bringing in help from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Singer-guitarist Bonnie Raitt will headline an anti-nuclear fundraiser March 21 at Columbia’s Township Auditorium.

Funds raised will help support the efforts of the S.C. Chapter of the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth – South Carolina, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service Southeast and Nuclear Watch South. Their efforts include a push to block licensing of two new reactors at the V.C. Summer power plant in Fairfield County and their opposition to plutonium reprocessing at the Savannah River Site.

The state’s Public Service Commission is considering the request from S.C. Electric & Gas to begin construction of the two reactors, which also will provide power for Santee Cooper. Federal licensing has not taken place.

Raitt is a longtime environmental and anti-nuclear activist. She won four Grammy awards in 1990 for her album Nick of Time.

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Added: 19 Jan 2009

I think you are thinking like sukrat, but I think you should cover the other side of the topic in the post too...

TatodiaxToony


Added: 19 Jan 2009

I guess Bonny Raitt has nothing beter to do as she hasn't had a hit after her 1990 album Nich of Time. She is helping raise support for the efforts of the S.C. Chapter of the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth – South Carolina, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service Southeast and Nuclear Watch South. Less than one-one hundreth of the population of South Carolina (I bet most of them doesn,t line here) is trying to tell over 4 million South Sarolina citizens that they need to do without power. They could take the money raised and buy CLF bulbs for the poor. They could help promote alterative energy sources like Chinese tallow tree oil,bio-mass from abandon forest products. Locks and dama on the rivers for hydro-power and barge transportation. They are a very bunch of self centered, two-faced group of do-gooders trying to make changes without any solutions or trying to help the poor.

bargeman