The Madeleine Brand Show

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Fresno investors want new nuclear power plant

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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View of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in north San Diego County. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Japan's continuing nuclear crisis has left the world nervous over nuclear power, just as many were touting it as a low-carbon energy source. California has a long-standing moratorium on any new nuclear power plants. But an effort to challenge that is underway in Fresno, where some investors are pressing on, in spite of the ban. KQED's Sasha Khokha reports.

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