ACT NOW TO STOP “INTERIM” STORAGE OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE

I am re-posting this info from a email from NIRS.

NUCLEAR INFORMATION

AND RESOURCE SERVICE

6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 340, Takoma Park , MD 20912

301-270-NIRS (301-270-6477); Fax: 301-270-4291 nirsnet@nirs.org; http://www.nirs.org

ACT NOW TO STOP “INTERIM” STORAGE OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE

TELL SECRETARY CHU TO REIN IN THE BRC AND WORK TOWARD ISOLATION OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE, NOT A NEW MOBILE CHERNOBYL

Dear Activists,

We sent this Alert yesterday through our Democracy in Action account. A lot of people have signed the petition on our Action Page, but not many organizations have signed on yet. We hope your organization will sign on. To do so, please send your name, organization name, city and state (and country if outside the U.S.) to nirsnet@nirs.org.

And if you don’t represent an organization, please do sign the petition on our Action page using the link below!

Note: if you didn’t receive this Alert yesterday, please let us know!

Thanks,

Michael Mariotte

NIRS

January 17, 2012

Dear Friends,

Energy Secretary Stephen Chu’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (BRC) is about to release its final report and recommendations. Based on their draft documents, the BRC is intending to use the pretext of wanting to move high-level radioactive waste from closed reactor sites in a new attempt to revive the discredited concept of establishing an “interim” storage site for this lethal waste. This idea, similar to one proposed in the 1990s, would bring about the widespread transport of lethal radioactive waste across America’s roads and rails. Back then, we called it “Mobile Chernobyl”–a phrase that still fits.

Help stop a new “Mobile Chernobyl.” Individuals, sign the petition here. Organizations, see below.

In reality, a temporary site might not turn out to be temporary. Even if it were, the added transportation of this waste across the nation would pose additional and unnecessary security and accident risks. Moreover, the major purpose of an “interim” site is to encourage continued generation of radioactive waste as well as make the dangerous and dirty reprocessing of this waste more viable, while avoiding development of a permanent solution.

We are not fooled. And we don’t think you are either. NIRS and enviromental activists from areas around closed reactor sites, who know this policy would be too dangerous and would lead us no closer to a real solution to the radioactive waste problem, have prepared a new sign-on letter to Secretary Chu. We hope you will sign on. You can read the full text of the letter and see the convening signers here.

Organizations: if you are signing on as an organization rather than for yourself, please send your name, organization name, city, state and country (if outside the U.S.) to nirsnet@nirs.org.

Individuals: if you are signing for yourself and/or your family, please sign the petition here.

The petition is an abridged version of the letter being sent to Secretary Chu on January 24, 2012. Signers will be added to the full version delivered to Secretary Chu. Please note: your street address, phone and e-mail information will NOT be provided to the Department of Energy.

Our friends outside the U.S. are welcome to participate in this action.

Reminder: last Friday we asked you to send a letter to President Obama demanding an end to the nuclear loan program. The response has been great, but if you haven’t yet done so, please send your letter now here. We want to make sure President Obama hears from ALL of us!

Thanks for all you do,

Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
nirsnet@nirs.org
http://www.nirs.org

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