Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Comments due on DOE proposal to ship nation's nuclear waste to Hanford site

From AfD's Portland (OR) chapter:
The US Department of Energy proposes to take the nation's nuclear waste to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation for storage. This will bring 12,000 trucks loads of nuclear waste onto our highways, threatening the health and well being of all.  Other solutions must be found and can be found.

Comment now on the US DOE proposal!

• Comments on the proposal are due on June 27, 2011.  Click here to comment.
• Background and talking points are available on the Heart of America Northwest's website and their 4 page Citizen's Guide and their fact sheet.
• Read the Oregonian editorial opposing the proposal as well as the City of Portland Statement, read by Mayor Sam Adams at the recent public hearing.  This statement is signed by all members of the Portland City Council.
• Listen to and watch Populist Dialogues interview with Gerry Pollet, Ex. Director of Heart of America NW, below.

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