In honor of President Barack Obama’s visit to Georgia next week, the environmental group Friends of the Earth launched two TV ads in Atlanta and Columbia, S.C., protesting $55 billion in loan guarantees for nuclear plants.
That includes $8 billion or so for Plant Vogtle, the nuclear complex in east Georgia – just upriver from Savannah, which Obama visits on Tuesday. “We’re aware that [Obama] is focusing on the reactor project in Georgia,” said Nick Berning, director of public advocacy for Friends of the Earth.
The ads went up today on Atlanta cable TV, centered around MSNBC, CNN and Fox News. They’ll run a week, Berning said.
This ad focuses on the phrase “nuclear bailout” and the financial risk:
The other addresses the dangers of nuclear radiation. It can be seen here.
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