Massena, NY, Jan 18, 2011 — Massena town supervisor Joe Gray's been busy lately. He's been fielding calls from people reacting to his proposal last week to bring a nuclear power plant to the shores of the St. Lawrence River.
Nuclear power has evoked deep divisions in communities across the country. A reactor would bring hundreds of good-paying jobs and a big boost to the tax rolls. But it also raises concerns about radioactive waste and impacts on the health of local residents and the St. Lawrence River.
Joe Gray says he knew the proposal would be controversial. A majority of the feedback he's received he says has been positive. Details are still very sketchy. Gray told David Sommerstein Massena has the resources to go nuclear.