OnThis Day in 1976

The Clam Shell Alliance Protest at Seabrook Nuclear Plant

The Clamshell Alliance was formed in 1976 in order to protest the construction of a nuclear reactor in Seabrook, New Hampshire. It consisted of a loosely-knit coalition of anti-nuclear groups, mostly from New England, organized around a central office which served to disseminate information between groups and to coordinate group activities. The Alliance organized a number of direct, non- violent actions at Seabrook to voice their concerns between 1976 and the late eighties. The Alliance also organized and participated in other anti-nuclear activities in the state of New Hampshire and other areas.

Read more about the history of the nuclear power industry: Splitting The Atom Industry.

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