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Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant

The Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant was proposed by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) in May 1973. The facility was to be built approximately 3 miles southwest of downtown Inola, Oklahoma, but still within town limits, and was to consist of two 1,150 MWe General Electric (GE) Boiling Water Reactors.

In June 1979, about 500 people were arrested for protesting about construction of the Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant. In 1982, after nine years of court and legal challenges by Carrie Barefoot Dickerson and the Citizen's Action for Safe Energy (CASE) group, all plans were abandoned and no complex was ever built. It is believed to be the only nuclear power plant in the US to be canceled by a combination of legal and citizen action after construction had started.[1][2]

Contents

  • See also 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
  • Other Information 4

See also

References

  1. ^ Recent Oil Shock Resurges Interest in Oklahoma Nuclear Plant
  2. ^ BNET. Energy officials say nuclear power comeback not likely to happen in Oklahoma. Sep 28, 2005.

Further reading

  • Dickerson, Carrie B. and Patricia Lemon (1995). Black Fox: Aunt Carrie's War Against the Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant ISBN 1-57178-009-2
  • Rogers County Woman Who Fought Black Fox Plant Left Lasting Legacy

Other Information

  • American Electric Power Purchases Public Service Company of Oklahoma

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