By Susan Cragin
In 1989, the government, 5 nation governments and multinational businesses approached Boyd County, Nebraska with what gave the look of a superb deal: In trade for permission to construct a low-level nuclear waste sell off on an deserted farm, they might pay the county $3 million in line with 12 months for the following forty years. For that a lot cash, they concept, would not this negative neighborhood comply with absolutely anything? They could not were extra wrong."Nuclear Nebraska" tells the inspiring tale of the way Boyd County's farmers fought either the kingdom and federal governments, and amazing Bechtel foreign. From their preliminary riot to their hard-won victory, this robust story lines the community's transformation from a small team of isolationist farmers to a defiant band of environmentalists. The ebook chronicles how the farmers of this then Republican county threw their weight at the back of Democrat Ben Nelson, who not on time yet couldn't cease building on the web site. The farmers then needed to educate themselves to be environmental specialists and supply the type of proof that will trump that of Bechtel's high-paid engineers. They did, and the license to construct was once denied. "Nuclear Nebraska" is a gripping account of a group that refused to relinquish its rights to a central authority its humans may possibly now not belief.
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