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Join Louisa county locals in Richmond for a demonstration against Dominion power and the North Anna nuclear reactors on Tuesday September 27th – a Virginia without nuclear power would be a much safer future for all of us. This demonstration is just the beginning of a struggle against nuclear power, uranium mining, and other radioactive and unhealthy corporate practices that are putting everyone in Virginia at risk.

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Not on my Fault Line:Louisa Locals and Concerned Downwinders Demand that North Anna Stay Closed Until It Is Safe to Restart

On September 27th at noon at the Dominion offices at 701 E Cary street in Richmond concerned citizens will hold a non-violent demonstration against the proposed restart of the North Anna reactors. This protest is organized by Louisa group Not On Our Fault Line but is open to everyone who is concerned abou…t the premature restart of these reactors.

On Aug 23, 2011 a 5.8 scale earthquake hit with its center less than a dozen miles from the operating North Anna reactors. According to the NRC, ground acceleration at the plant was twice what it was designed to withstand.

“When Virginia Power built the North Anna reactors they knew they were sitting on a fault line and they lied about it to the NRC,” says Louisa county resident Alexis Zeigler.” Now we are seeing that the risks are very real. Lets keep the deception from going any further, before we all lose our homes and land because of a nuclear disaster.”

Paxus Calta, Former board chair of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) in Washington DC says “There are over 8 miles of underground piping which carries radioactive water beneath North Anna, Dominion has given no information about how they have checked these pipe to make sure they are not contaminating the ground and drinking water near the lake. The public has a right to know it is safe from these toxins.” (more…)