Monday, March 19, 2007

Environmental Justice & Nuclear Power Roundtable

Amelda Arnold is the mayor of Port Gibson, Mississippi and she will be a panelist at the conference Environmental Justice and Nuclear Power Roundtable along with James Miller, County Administrator for Claiborne County. A consortium of nuclear energy companies formed NuStart to build a new nuclear power plant near Port Gibson, Mississippi.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Port Gibson, Miss., adopted a resolution on Dec 20, 2004 endorsing a second nuclear power plant next to the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station and strongly encouraging Entergy to build another unit at Grand Gulf, located about seven miles from Port Gibson. The Port Gibson Board of Aldermen support a new nuclear plant in Claiborne County and the Claiborne Board of Supervisors adopted a similar resolution Dec. 6, 2004.

Mike Espy is Board Attorney for Claiborne County, Mississippi. He served as the Secretary of Agriculture from 1993 to 1994. He attended Howard University and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Santa Clara Law Schoo in California in 1978. Espy is providing expert advice to the county on the current and planned nuclear activities.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nuclear = Safe, clean, just?

Not from EJN but severely concerned about such support for nuclear power, especially from an EJ angle.