Unplug for 15 on the 15th Say Anti-Nuke Plant Activists
Find the thought that the government is planning on providing $8 billion in federal loan guarantees for building new nuclear plants …er..taxing? Then……unplug for fifteen–for fifteen minutes on tax day (April 15th) at 6pm Pacific Time. Just the simple act of shutting down your electricity for 15 minutes on one day will bring attention to the No Nuke movement says Hollywood screenwriter and former Humboldt woman, Max Adams.
As news from Japan runs the gamut from workers risking their lives to stop a meltdown that will destroy a large section of that small country, to infants being unable to drink tapwater, to the psychological effects on people when they no longer trust their government, then there is an increasing desire here at home for aging nuclear facilities to be decommissioned and for there to be a hiatus on starting new ones.
Adams and her supporters are hoping that this movement will send a message that gives those activists a further tool that they can use to stop the spread of Nuclear plants and to prevent what is happening now in Japan from happening elsewhere.
The photo above is of an aging Vermont nuclear facility. You can read more about how it has been re-licensed here.