Great Lakes United Opposes Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump
Dear Great Lakes United member organizations,
We are very happy and thankful about the GLU resolution
in opposition to the Yucca Mountain, Nevada nuclear waste
dump proposal that was passed unanimously at last weekend's
GLU annual meeting. There is an additional opportunity
for your individual organizations to express opposition
to Yucca Mountain.
The US Senate will soon cast the ultimate vote on Yucca
NEED YOUR GROUP TO SIGN THIS NEW DOCUMENT NO MATTER HOW
MANY TIMES YOU HAVE SIGNED OTHER THINGS OPPOSING YUCCA
and we need you to help find other groups. It is vital
that we have a very long list of groups from all 50 states!
(Sorry Canadian friends, but as this is the US Senate
we're targeting, we're keeping it to only US groups. Also,
this group sign on is only for organizations. Individuals,
whether US or Canadian, are encouraged to sign on in opposition
to Yucca at yuccapetition.org.) The simple statement that
Public Citizen and other groups put together is below.
You can sign-on by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include
the name of the spokesperson for each group, group name
and the city and state. We must have all groups that wish
to sign contact us ASAP, ideally by the close of business
Monday, June 17th, although we will still take sign on's
up until the vote itself (looking like the end of June
or early July).
STATEMENT OPPOSING the YUCCA MOUNTAIN NUCLEAR DUMP
Transporting 77,000 tons of high-level nuclear waste
to a dump site at Yucca
cannot meet basic safety standards poses unacceptable
threats to human health and the environment. Important
scientific, ethical, environmental justice, and policy
questions about the repository proposal remain unresolved,
as identified in part by independent federal review agencies.
The Department of Energy has not developed a credible
transportation plan. The risks of shipping highly radioactive
waste through 44 states to a questionable site, as currently
proposed, cannot be justified.
We therefore oppose the Department of Energy's premature
and technically unfounded Yucca
Thank you for all your work to STOP
Please forward this message on to your networks. Thank
you! -- Mary Olson and Kevin Kamps for Nuclear Information
& Resource Service in Washington,
D.C. 202-328-0002 _____________________________
Margaret Wooster Executive Director Great Lakes United
Buffalo State College, Cassety
Hall 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, New York,
Phone: (716) 886-0142 Fax: -0303