2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 10:24:19 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] NRC, Activists Clash on Cleanup
Ironically, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's reluctance to address
fully the environmental threat of buried uranium weapons on Vieques
gives residents there an additional reason to demand an end to Navy
firing exercised. If explosive shells or bombs - or even "dummy" weapons
- contact the uranium weapons, they could cause oxidation and the spread
of uranium particle.

The Commission says it would order full cleanup only if the President
orders the Navy to stop training there. If that's the federal
government's approach to range management, then the Viequenses have yet
another reason to oppose the Navy presence.

Lenny Siegel 

Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 222B View St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/968-1126
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