For the past several years, debate, discussion, and negotiations have been underway on a controversial proposal to construct a nuclear power plant in Northern Alberta. It appears that a sign mounted on the property of a local business protesting the construction of the power plant has been removed by contractors hired by Alberta Transportation. While Alberta Transportation officials stated that the removal was a mistake, a spokesperson also stated that 26 other signs were in the process of being removed because of safety concerns for passing motorists. The decision to take action to remove the signs follows closely after an announcement from the Alberta government stating that it would not necessarily be preventing the construction of any nuclear power plants in Alberta. Alberta Transportation officials stated that the close timing between the removal of the signs and the announcement was simply coincidental, however Alberta Transportation was unable to provide copies of the work order directing their contractors to remove the signs to local media. Local citizens appear to be outraged by the removal of the signs, and have inquired why anti-nuclear signs are being removed, while similarly sized anti-hunting signs are not.
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