2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: marylia@earthlink.net
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 10:00:30 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] new on tri-valley cares' web site
dear colleagues:

On the Tri-Valley CAREs website at: www.igc.org/tvc, please find the
October Citizen's Watch Newsletter.

The lead article this month is entitled, "Senate Restrains NIF, Conference
Committee Lets it Loose." It discusses the National Ignition Facility
surviving the budget ax, but just barely.  This article is an overview of
the progression of the debate.  Excerpted quotes from the Senate floor
debate and other statements are included.  While disappointment was
expressed regarding the $199 million Congress gave to NIF, Tri-Valley CAREs
acknowledged that public education efforts had raised the visibility of
NIF, especially in the Senate and also noted that DOE and LLNL got a little
less than what they had wanted for NIF.  Twenty-five million is coming out
of non-NIF programs at LLNL.  Other programs will be hurt.  Tri-Valley
CAREs speculates this will foster discontent among scientists with worthy

Make your voice heard for 20 cents, 80 cents in total, with postcards.
Four postcards, to be exact. They point out the pattern of deception, lies,
fraud and abuse, detailed in the General Accounting Office's August 2000
report on the NIF and call for a criminal investigation now. (These will be
posted on the website soon.)

3) Also, already available on the site, is an article entitled, "Secret
Sites Poisoned in Atomic Quest",which summarizes a USA Today investigative
report where 100,000 pages of declassified documents show that the U.S.
hired around 300 private companies in its early bomb production enterprise,
and that nearly one-third of them handled large amounts of radioactive and
toxic materials even though basic protective equipment and information on
hazards was often lacking. These secret sites were largely abandoned as the
major government-owned, contractor-operated facilities of the nuclear
weapons complex came on line--Hanford, Savannah River, Rocky Flats,
Livermore Lab and so on. 

4) An article entitled; "Sick Workers Wait" provides an update on whether
workers, made ill by exposure to toxic and radioactive materials in the
nation's bomb factories and labs, will get compensation from the U.S.

Citizen's Alerts briefly explain upcoming events, including a study group
to be held Nov. 2, 2000 @ 7 PM, at the Tri-Valley CAREs office entitled
"Nuclear Weapons and Your Health" -- everything you ever wanted to know
about nuclear weapons and possible health effects but were afraid to ask.


Marylia Kelley
Tri-Valley CAREs
(Communities Against a Radioactive Environment)
2582 Old First Street
Livermore, CA USA 94550

<http://www.igc.org/tvc/> - is our web site, please visit us there!

(925) 443-7148 - is our phone
(925) 443-0177 - is our fax

Working for peace, justice and a healthy environment since 1983, Tri-Valley
CAREs has been a member of the nation-wide Alliance for Nuclear
Accountability in the U.S. since 1989, and is a co-founding member of the
Abolition 2000 global network for the elimination of nuclear weapons, the
U.S. Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the Back From the Brink
campaign to get nuclear weapons taken off hair-trigger alert.

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