For nearly 4 decades, Diana Sidebotham has watched and worried, but also acted. The 75-year old Sidebotham is the former head of the nuclear watchdog group The New England Coalition, the only organization currently bringing a legal challenge to the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant’s efforts to keep running for another 20 years beyond its 2012 expiration date. Sidebotham is now stepping down from her activities with the coalition.
So, why all the concern about Yankee for all this time? Sidebotham says her education into the potential perils of nuclear power began when she moved to her farm in Putney 37 years ago.
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