Protestors with Gov. Brennan, May 25, 1979
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
The Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant emergency shutdown spurred the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to shut down the Maine Yankee plant as well as four others.
In May 1979, the NRC allowed Maine Yankee to reopen, thus spurring protest movements that led to an unsuccessful referendum in September 1980 to close the plant.
Gene Willman, the photographer, worked for the Kennebec Journal.
- Title: Protestors with Gov. Brennan, May 25, 1979
- Creator: Willman, Gene
- Creation Date: 1979-05-25
- Subject Date: 1979-05-25
- Town: Augusta, Wiscasset
- County: Kennebec, Lincoln
- State: ME
- Media: Black and white photograph
- Dimensions (cm): 20 x 26
- Local Code: Coll. 1880 1/4
- Collection: United Press International (UPI)
- Object Type: Image
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Nuclear power plants--Accidents
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