Elderly Nuke Protesters

WAMC News
6:20 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

6 Women Go on Trial for Nuclear Protest

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

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.

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.

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