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Thursday
May192016

Senate steals $30 million of our dollars to transport and dump nuclear waste

The U.S. Senate has voted 90 to 8 to appropriate $30 million for the high-risk transport of irradiated nuclear fuel from atomic reactors targeted at so-called "consolidated interim storage" (CIS) sites that will likely become de facto permanent.  Please join us in our actions to stop these radioactive waste parking lot dumps and Mobile Chernobyls! Contact the White House and your U.S. Representative and Senators (or reach your Members of Congress, via the U.S. Capitol Switchboard, at (202) 224-3121) to voice your opposition.)  And submit comments to the Department of Energy using the Beyond Nuclear We do NOT CONSENT! talking points.  The top targets for CIS are Waste Control Specialists, LLC in Andrews County, West Texas, and the nearby Eddy-Lea Counties, in Southeast New Mexico near DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Project.  Others could include the DOE's Savannah River Site, SC, Native American reservations, and the Dresden, IL, nuclear power plant.  The DOE is touring the country with dog and pony shows, offering "incentives" (that is, bribes) to entice so-called "Consent-Based Siting."  The next is scheduled for Denver on May 24.  More