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July 23, 2018
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Love Canal activist to join fight against nuclear waste project
(WOUB) - The woman who led the fight over New York's notorious Love Canal will help activists battling a proposed nuclear waste project in southern Ohio.

Lois Gibbs will host a town meeting in Athens this Saturday for residents opposing a plan to bring a nuclear waste recycling project to the area.

She'll sign a petition against the proposal, which has drawn support from Governor Strickland and several members of Congress. They say it would be good for the local economy.

Opponents fear the Piketon site could become a nuclear waste dump.

Gibbs is the second nationally known environmental activist to join their cause, after Erin Brockovich.

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