2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 12 Apr 2005 15:57:43 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] "Groups want money for nukes shifted to Hanford cleanup"
Groups want money for nukes shifted to Hanford cleanup 

April 12, 2005

WASHINGTON -- A $6.6 billion program to develop a new generation of
nuclear weapons and modernize existing warheads should be scaled back
and the money used for cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and
other highly contaminated sites, an interest group said yesterday.

The division between spending on new weapons and cleanup is especially
stark this year, officials for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
said. The group, a coalition of groups pushing for faster and more
thorough cleanup of nuclear weapons plants across the nation, noted that
the White House has proposed cutting funding for cleanup by $566 million.

"If the U.S. doesn't have enough money to clean up the mess we've made,
it is because we're spending too much money making a bigger mess by
generating more contamination through the building of even more
weapons," said Erin Hamby, of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.

More than half the cut -- $297 million -- comes from Hanford, a
reduction that state officials say could cause the federal Energy
Department to miss legally binding cleanup milestones.


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Lenny Siegel
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