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25 years ago: Wolf Creek files must remain confidential, judge rules

June 21, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 21, 1988:

A member of a Lawrence-based anti-nuclear group said today that he intended to appeal a Shawnee County district judge's order that confidential files about the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant be returned to Kansas Gas & Electric and their contents kept secret. "We're very disappointed, but not surprised," said Bob Eye, a counsel for Stevi Stephens, president and director of the Nuclear Awareness Network. "We do anticipate that at some point we'll take this up on appeal... The public has a right to know information that has direct bearing on the safe and efficient operation of Wolf Creek." Wolf Creek's "Quality First" program had been initiated in March 1984 as a way for workers to report confidentially on concerns they had about the plant's construction. KG&E, managing partner in the construction, had sued Eye and Stephens for the return of the files the two had.

Stanley Learned, Kansas University graduate and retired oil company executive, this week made an unrestricted $1 million gift to benefit the university. KU chancellor Gene Budig said that the gift represented a significant step toward meeting Campaign Kansas' goal of raising $39.5 million for unrestricted use.

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