Protest at Dominion in Richmond- This Friday 12-3!!!

Posted: March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized
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If you can make it on Friday, go meet people working to make and to keep their communities in Virginia safe from the hazards of nuclear power. More information in person. Solidarity!

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Join us at Dominion headquarters (7th and East Cary) at noon this Friday March 9th!

On the anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima and in light of ongoing radioactive tritium leaks at the North Anna Nuclear Plant, people from around Central Virginia will gather at Dominion headquarters (7th and East Cary) to demand safety and sanity at North Anna.

The earthquake on August 23, 2011 caused ground motion that exceeded the North Anna plant’s design by 100%. Despite protest and legal action by local and national groups, North Anna was allowed to restart without any retrofits to make the plant safe in earthquakes. Demands for full core inspection of unit 1 and inspection of underground pipes carrying radioactive tritium were also ignored.

Groundwater tests taken near the plant in February 2012 showed high levels of radioactive tritium, a clear indication that the pipes are in fact leaking.

We will also be demanding an enlargement of the emergency evacuation planning zone around North Anna to include Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg. During the Fukushima meltdown 150,000 people who lived over 25 miles from the plant had to be evacuated, even though much of the radiation blew out to sea. In the case of a meltdown at North Anna, prevailing winds could carry the radiation over Richmond. The center of Richmond is 40 miles away and downwind from North Anna.

Dominion is gambling with our health, our safety, our land, our water and our communities so their shareholders can profit. We are sick of the nonsense, the lies, the baseless reassurances. Enough is enough!

Questions? Contact us at notonourfaultline@gmail.com or 757.955.0507

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