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August S. Carstens Collection
MSS 0042  
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Description
Materials related to the social movement that opposed the construction and operation of nuclear power generating plants in California. The bulk of the collection, dating from the late 1970s and early 1980s, consists of materials collected by August S. "Bill" Carstens (1904-1988) concerning opposition to the licensing of Units 2 and 3 of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Diego County, and materials dealing with the attempt to construct the Sundesert nuclear power plant. The collection consists mostly of photocopies. Included are transcripts of hearings before various state and federal regulatory commissions, along with supporting documents; transcripts of court actions; environmental impact reports; miscellaneous reports relating to nuclear power; and copies of correspondence.
Background
The August S. Carstens Collection documents individuals and organizations involved in the social movement that opposed the construction and operation of nuclear power generating facilities, chiefly in California.
Extent
62.00 linear feet (61 records cartons, 1 archives box, 1 flat box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.