ACTION ALERT: Stop Plutonium Production at Livermore Lab

February 8th, 2005 - by admin

Tri-Valley CAREs – 2005-02-08 23:20:35

ACTION ALERT: Stop Plutonium Production at Livermore Lab

We need your help NOW to stop the expansion of plutonium activities at the Livermore nuclear weapons lab. As you are reading this, the Dept. of Energy is considering major expansions of nuclear weapons programs and materials in Livermore. Among other dangerous plans, the U.S. Department of Energy has proposed to MORE THAN DOUBLE the plutonium limit at Livermore Lab to 3,300 pounds. This is enough plutonium to make more than 300 nuclear bombs.

Having this huge amount of plutonium in Livermore presents unstudied risks — including — making the lab a terrorist target, leaving the San Francisco Bay area vulnerable to environmental releases from accidents or routine operations, and provoking other countries to follow suit and
increase their stockpiles of nuclear materials.

We need you to take action TODAY to stop the Dept. of Energy from expanding plutonium activities at Livermore Lab.


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to send a letter to the Dept. of Energy and Congress.

Tara Dorabji and Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs, (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment), 2582 Old First Street, Livermore, CA USA 94551. (925) 443-7148. Fax: (925) 443-0177.