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Collection Number: 05404

Collection Title: Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris Records, 1981-1987

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Size 12.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6,400 items)
Abstract The Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris (CASH) was an organization founded in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster in spring of 1986 to oppose the opening of Carolina Power and Light Company's Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in Wake County, N.C. The collection contains primarily news clippings, flyers, public relations information, and legislative information collected by the Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris, probably to use as resources for creating its own literature. Primary topics include safety issues at nuclear power plants following the Chernobyl incident, the economics of nuclear power, issues of waste disposal, criticisms of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Carolina Power and Light Company.
Creator Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris Records #5404, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Dennis Gavin of Chapel Hill, N.C., in September 2008 (Acc. 100999).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris (CASH) was an organization founded in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster in spring of 1986 to oppose the opening of Carolina Power and Light Company's Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in Wake County, N.C.

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This collection contains primarily news clippings, flyers, public relations information, and legislative information collected by the Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris, probably to use as resources for creating its own literature. Primary topics include safety issues at nuclear power plants following the Chernobyl incident, the economics of nuclear power, issues of waste disposal, criticisms of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Carolina Power and Light Company.

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Contents list

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About 6,400 items.

Arrangement: Materials are arranged as received. Researchers should check the entire box list for materials of interest.

Box 1

Evacuation Articles #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 1

Articles about evacuation issues.

Other United States Nuclear Plants #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 1

Articles and papers about problems at other United States nuclear power plants, including information about fines, accidents, other activist groups, and waste dumps.

Safety inspection results #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 1

Three Mile Island Affidavit #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 1

Chernobyl #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 1

Information on the Chernobyl meltdown, which seems to have been an impetus for the creation of Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris.

Box 2

Price-Anderson Act #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 2

Information about the Price-Anderson Act, which limits the liability of power companies for accidents that occur at their nuclear power plants.

Containment #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 2

Fact sheets and clippings about containment systems for nuclear accidents, including information about how many plants have containment systems similar to Chernobyl's system.

Low Level Waste Dumps #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 2

Information about potential low level nuclear waste dump sites in North Carolina.

Food Irradiation #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 2

Box 3

Nuclear Energy #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 3

Alternatives to Nuclear Energy #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 3

Critcisms of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 3

Iranium Mining #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 3

Information about Native Americans who are against uranium mining on their land.

Religous Views on Nuclear Energy #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 3

Box 4

Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris Flyers #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 4

Nuclear Information and Resource Service #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 4

Information from the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, including copies of its publication Nuclear Monitor.

Economics of Nuclear Power #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 4

Articles about the economics of nuclear power, including whether or not nuclear power is economically feasible.

Low Cost Energy Sources #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 4

Nuclear Power and Health #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 4

Box 5

Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris Volunteer List #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 5

Shearon Harris Evacuation Zones #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 5

Maps of the Shearon Harris Evacuation Zones.

Carolina Power and Light Company #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 5

Carolina Power and Light Company rates, public relations materials, and information.

Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 5

Articles and flyers about Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris.

Proximity to Shearon Harris #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 5

Map of the proximity of nearby towns to Shearon Harris.

Box 6

Letters to the Editor #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 6

Letters to the Editor about Shearon Harris.

Emergency Drills #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 6

Articles about emergency drill failures at Shearon Harris and other nuclear power plants.

Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris federal Court Hearing #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 6

News clippings about the suit filed in federal court by Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris against Carolina Power and Light Company.

Shearon Harris Full Power Licensing #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 6

Articles and documents about Shearon Harris's full power licensing.

North Carolina Legislature #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 6

Lists of North Carolina state House and Senate members from 1987; members of different committees; and House and Senate bills related to Shearon Harris, radioactive waste disposal, and licensing.

Triangle Council of Governments #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 6

Positions of the Triangle Council of Governments on Shearon Harris.

Statements to Government #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 6

Statements from Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris to government bodies, including North Caroline Governor James G. Martin.

Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris "Citizen's Plan for Action." #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 6

Box 7

Miscellaneous News Clippings #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 7

News clippings about Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris, Shearon Harris, and Carolina Power and Light Company, including cost and rate information.

Energy Saving Tips #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 7

Humor #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 7

Humorous and activist song lyrics and editorial cartoons.

Box 8

Nuclear Containment and Accidents #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 8

Information about nuclear containment and accidents and protests at nuclear plants outside of North Carolina.

Carolina Power and Light Company #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 8

Carolina Power and Light Company stockholders meeting information.

Full Power License #05404, Series: "Records, 1981-1987." Box 8

Committee report for a full power operating license for Shearon Harris.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Benjamin Bromley, September 2008

Encoded by: Benjamin Bromley, September 2008

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