The $29 billion nuclear boondoggle that’s poisoning Black communities by Gloria Tatum

Scalawag Magazine, Gloria Tatum, March 6, 2018 As members of Congress clamored last month to pass a spending bill and avoid a second federal government shutdown, much of the public dialogue revolved more around the standoff between Republicans and Democrats than the contents of the bill. But for residents of Shell …

Locals Condemn Expansion of Georgia Nuclear Plant

January 9, 2018, by EVA FEDDERLY, Courthouse News SHELL BLUFF, Ga. (CN)- The Rev. Charles Utley was born in the rural town of Shell Bluff, Ga., in 1947, long before nuclear power facility Plant Vogtle erected its first two nuclear reactors in the community. When Utley was a boy, people …

In the shadow of a nuclear plant, the U.S. government lays out an unusual mission: teach the locals to trust science

AUGUST 11, 2017 By MAX BLAU, STAT News SHELL BLUFF, Ga. — Life here in the farming communities along the Savannah River demands an uneasy trust with all things nuclear. And in recent decades, that trust has been fraying. One woman has stopped drinking her tap water because it smells like …