Daily Archive: May 14, 2010

National

Special Report: Obama’s nuclear energy proposal sparks debate among Black environmentalists

by Eboni Farmer WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Dr. Robert Bullard sees the red flags waving when it comes to the nuclear reactors President Obama has pledged government aid to construct in the town of Shell Bluff which is located in Burke County, Ga. The first red flag: Burke County is 51 percent African-American and already has nuclear reactors at Southern Company’s Plant Vogtle. “After looking at environmental injustices over the past 30 years I can’t help but question why these reactors are being built in Burke County,” says Bullard, an environmental injustice expert and activist. “When a community gets something good, African-American communities are usually not the first to get it.”