Elderly Nuke Protesters http://wamc.org en 6 Women Go on Trial for Nuclear Protest http://wamc.org/post/6-women-go-trial-nuclear-protest <p>A trial began Tuesday in Vermont for six elderly Massachusetts women accused of trespassing at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant last year to protest the continued operation of the reactor.<br><br>Police say the women, all members of the Shut It Down Affinity Group, traveled to the nuclear plant's gate in Vernon on Aug. 30, 2011, used a chain and padlock to lock the entrance gate and chained themselves to the fence, while officials were busy with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.<br> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52827 at http://wamc.org 6 Women Go on Trial for Nuclear Protest