Nation: The Endless Seabrook Saga

A nuclear plant that has everybody powerless

Protesters staging mass demonstrations against a nuclear plant in a New Hampshire town. Conservative Governor Meldrim Thomson and his state troopers arresting some 1,500 of them. Power company officials warning that in the end the public will suffer by paying unnecessarily high electricity rates.

For five years this controversy has swirled around the coastal community of Seabrook (pop. 5,300), with the fortunes of battle favoring first one side, then the other. At issue is a $2.3 billion nuclear power plant that New England power companies, led by...

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