San Francisco Chronicle
Fresno a player in debate over nuclear power
Proposal for plant in city faces obstacles, but technology is on cusp of national rebirthKeay Davidson, Chronicle Science Writer
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Fresno, a fast-growing former farming community popularly associated with raisins, is seeking a higher-tech image — as the future home of a nuclear power plant that could supply power for 1.6 million to 2 million homes.
“Nuclear power holds great promise for the entire San Joaquin Valley,” Fresno Mayor Alan Autry told reporters in December, when a group of local businessmen unveiled plans for the plant. “We must find a way to become energy self-sufficient.”