Is the Lab Above the Law?
Gather at the State Capital Rotunda
Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 10 am
CLOSE THE DUMP ● STOP THE BOMB
COME JOIN US!! to request closure of an illegal nuclear waste dump at Los Alamos National Laboratory and ask Governor Richardson to reject plutonium pit factories in New Mexico.
There will be a group of local citizens, adults and children alike, that will be delivering approximately 1,500 petitions in the form of mock nuclear waste cans (actually relabeled cans of food) to the governor. We are asking officials with the New Mexico Environment Department, along with the governor and attorney general, to enforce the law that pertains to the disposal of nuclear waste by closing Area G. This illegal nuclear waste dump has been operating without a permit since 1985. Why should this dump be allowed to remain open and operating outside of regulatory compliance?
Also, the nuclear weapons industry has obtained initial congressional approval for new weapons, “mini-nukes,” enhanced readiness to conduct nuclear tests in violation of the test ban treaty, signed by the United States, and is now planning for a large new factory for plutonium “pits,” the fissile cores of bombs. Out of five possible sites that the Department of Energy may choose for this plutonium factory, two are located here in New Mexico -- Los Alamos and Carlsbad.
Got your attention now??? Come join us on June 26th!
Sponsored by the Los Alamos Study Group.
For more information please contact any one of the following:
Greg or Trish Mello 505-265-1200 Ada Browne 505-982-2495
Rebecca Abelson 505-474-9126 Joan Henderson 505-501-1275
David Bacon 505-474-0484 Annie O’Halloran 505-982-0969