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Oct312018

Radioactive Waste Is Coming through Your Town -- Unless YOU Help Stop It!

Rail-sized cask shipment of highly radioactive irradiated nuclear fuel.The nuclear power industry, and its friends in government, have proposed multiple dump-sites for high-level radioactive waste out West -- permanent burial at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, on Western Shoshone Indian land; "temporary" storage in southeastern New Mexico; and/or "interim" storage in West Texas. What can YOU do about this, given that when it comes to high-level radioactive waste transportation risks, we all live in Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas?!  If any one of these dumps opens, it would launch large-scale shipping of irradiated nuclear fuel, by truck, train, and/or barge, through most states, and countless towns, likely including yours.

Currently, there is a public comment opportunity re: the Texas scheme.

Please submit public comments to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) before its Nov. 19th deadline, expressing opposition to the centralized interim storage facility targeted at Andrews County, West Texas by WCS/ISP (Waste Control Specialists/Interim Storage Partners). Orano (formerly Areva, formerly Cogema) of France is the lead partner. Web forms you can use as is, or edit, as well as sample comments you can use to prepare your own -- along with instructions on how to submit them -- are posted at Beyond Nuclear's website.

To learn more, please see Beyond Nuclear's Centralized Storage website section, where info. about multiple speaking tours across the country are posted; as well as our Waste Transport Risk website section. Stop the Mobile Chernobyls, Fukushima Freeways, Dirty Bombs on Wheels, Floating Fukushimas, and Mobile X-ray Machines That Can't Be Turned Off!