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Mothers for Peace take on nuclear waste storage
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Mothers for Peace take on nuclear waste storage

By ERICA WERNER 15 hours ago

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) At the western edge of a largely dormant anti-nuke movement, three generations of mothers are tilting at nuclear reactors. But their mission is less quixotic than it might appear.

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"This whole town it's like this veil is over our town. Of denial, is what it is," said Mothers for Peace member Linda Seeley as the group met recently in a comfy living room patrolled by a cat.

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In an impressive achievement for an outside group with little initial expertise, Mothers for Peace got a federal court to agree with its argument, and the court ordered the NRC to look at the issue for the first time.

But in the view of Mothers for Peace, the NRC's subsequent conclusion that there was little chance of a terror attack or insignificant environmental impact from one was inadequate. Mothers for Peace went back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in December to ask the court to require a more in-depth review.

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"It's amazing what they achieve for their size. I think they're fighting outside their weight class," said Dave Lochbaum, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, which sometimes works with Mothers for Peace. "Their work today has already had an impact."

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On the Net:

* http://mothersforpeace.org
* http://www.pge.com

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