Japan crisis renews interest in anti-nuke movement via Chicago Tribune

When the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japanwas knocked out with one mighty wave, the all-but-forgotten anti-nuke movement suddenly powered up in the U.S.

Paul Gunter, director at Maryland-based Beyond Nuclear, barely found time to sleep. Web traffic spiked, and Gunter’s mailing list exploded with new members.

David Kraft, who for 30 years has quietly operated a Chicago-based nonprofit committed to ending nuclear power, scored his organization’s first face-to-face meeting with the governor of Illinois. The state boasts the largest number of nuclear plants in the country.

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