Chesterton Tribune

Fight against nuclear plant should not be forgotten

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Voice of the People

Dear Editor:

The 50th anniversary story by Vicki Urbanik honoring Herb and Charlotte Read on their part in establishing the Indiana Dunes into a National Park was very interesting and well written.

The Reads were and still are active in many public interest matters. One that bears mention is about the nuclear generating plant that was being built on the lake front several years ago.

The power company with no regard for the safety and well being of the general population was erecting a facility on an unstable footing. They could not sink the piling down to the required depth. This could result in settling of the reactor and subsequent dangerous radioactive leaks. They were building on a bog!

Enter the Reads, the Bailly Alliance, David Canright, H.J. Steiner and a host of others who were successful in getting this project stopped.

I am sure the people of this area offer the best to the Reads for their efforts to make Duneland a better place to live.

And thanks to Vicki Urbanik for writing about it.

Ray Carnes


Posted 9/9/2002