2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: marylia@earthlink.net
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 10:27:57 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] New Report/Alternatives to Stockpile Stewardship/Events
Dear peace and environmental colleagues:

Tri-Valley CAREs is extremely pleased to announce the release of an
important, new report -- "Managing the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile: A
Comparison of Five Strategies," by Dr. Robert Civiak. This study is the
first comprehensive analysis of the DOE's Stockpile Stewardship program and
its alternatives. It is now available on our website at
http://www.igc.org/tvc, or by mail.

Below, please find the media advisory for our press conference Thursday
afternoon, July 20, at the national press club in Washington, DC. You will
also find information about a Friday morning, July 21, roundtable for
non-governmental organizations on the report and its recommendations. If
you are in DC, please attend. Additionally, Dr. Civiak and I will be
meeting with various agencies regarding the report and its recommendations.

Peace, Marylia         Read on ...

* media advisory *
for further information, contact
Marylia Kelley, (925) 443-7148

                        MORE U.S. SECURITY FOR LESS COST

WHAT:           News Conference to release a major new study, "Managing the
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile: A Comparison of Five Strategies," providing
the first comprehensive review of alternatives to the Dept. of Energy's
(DOE) controversial Stockpile Stewardship program. The study compares five
different options for maintaining the U.S. arsenal and concludes that three
provide substantially more security for billions less. The three are: the
Remanufacturing Option at $3.9 billion/yr., the Curatorship Option at $2.7
billion/yr. and the Passive Arms Reduction Option at $1.7 billion/yr. These
three stand in stark contrast to the current Stockpile Stewardship
program's annual costs, with $4.7 billion requested for the coming year and
$4.9 billion/yr. estimated thereafter.

WHEN:           Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 1 PM

WHERE:          National Press Club, Zenger Room, 13th Floor, 529 - 14th
Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

WHO:            * Dr. Frank von Hippel is a Professor of Public and
International Affairs at Princeton University. Dr. von Hippel, a physicist,
served as Assistant Director for National Security in the White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy. Currently, among other activities,
he chairs the research arm of the Federation of American Scientists.

                        * Dr. Robert Civiak, a physicist and the author of
the new report, served from 1988 to 1999 as Program Examiner for the DOE's
national security programs in the White House Office of Management and
Budget. Previously, he served as a visiting scientist at Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory and as a technology policy analyst for the
Congressional Research Service.

                        * Marylia Kelley is Executive Director of
Tri-Valley CAREs,  the Livermore, CA-based DOE "watchdog" organization that
sponsored the report as part of its "Redefining Stockpile Stewardship"

WHY:            Since the last full-scale U.S. nuclear test in 1992, the
debate over management of the arsenal has become very narrow -- as if the
range of choices is limited to either the DOE's expensive and potentially
unworkable Stockpile Stewardship program or a return to the days of
underground nuclear testing. From both a technical and policy standpoint,
this is a false choice. As this new study demonstrates, three better
alternatives exist for (1) maintaining nuclear weapons safety and security,
(2) supporting arms control and nonproliferation, (3) controlling costs,
and (4) minimizing environmental impacts.


When: Friday, July 21, 2000, from 9:30 AM to 11 AM

Where: Natural Resources Defense Council's conference room, 1200 New York
Ave., NW #400, Washington, DC

Presenters: Dr. Robert Civiak (author), Dr. Matthew McKinzie (NRDC) and
Marylia Kelley (Tri-Valley CAREs). To be followed by Round Table

Sponsored by Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers, Alliance for Nuclear
Accountability (ANA), Natural Resources Defense Council and Tri-Valley
CAREs. Please RSVP to the ANA office at (202) 833-4668.

Marylia Kelley
Executive Director,
Tri-Valley CAREs
(Communities Against a Radioactive Environment)
2582 Old First Street
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: 1-925-443-7148
Fax: 1-925-443-0177
Web site: http://www.igc.org/tvc

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