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Do You Want To Stop Yucca Mountain?
12 Jul 2002
Modified: 15 Jul 2002
let's do something about it!
By now it is apparent to me that writing my politicians and signing petitions wasn't enough to stop Yucca Mountain from being the nation's burial site for nuclear waste. I now have the feeling I didn't resist it at all. I did what I was told, and nothing changed. I could give up or I could take action. The choice is mine.

What kind of action could stop Yucca Mountain? The Yucca Mountain plan involves every nuclear power plant in the country, and most interstates and railroad tracks-- which go through small towns and big cities. Yucca Mountain affects everyone. I could organize and inform people around the hazards of nuclear waste traveling through their back yards.

What kind of actions would actually stop the trains and trucks? If people in five towns along the nuclear sludge routes placed their bodies on the tracks and interstates, the nuclear sludge would stop! What if people in five cities and 30 towns stood together with their arms locked when the trains and trucks came?

Shove it back in our politician's faces: One Spill is Too Many!
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What is the solution
12 Jul 2002
I ask you one question. What is your plan to deal with the spent nuclear fuel in this country? I understand and respect the fact that people do not want this material going through their back yards, but where is it going to go? As a society, we use energy, much of this comes from nuclear material. Yes, Yucca mountain may not be the best place to house this material but do you have an alternative. This radioactive waste is not going to go away just because you do not want it traveling through your state. Would you rather have it build up in storage facilities not designed for long term storage?

As a society, for good or bad, we create this radioactive waste. And as a society, we need to come up with a solution to its long term use. I do not have a solution. But I do know that protesting one site based on the fact that you do not want nuclear material traveling your their state is not the solution. You may feel safe in your back yard, but that does not solve the problem of dealing with the current and future stockpile of spent nuclear fuel.
A quick response to jojo
12 Jul 2002
You raised the main issue in your own argument: we don't like the fact that we are creating nuclear waste. Nuclear energy cannot be the right energy source when we, as yourself mentioned, basically have no realistically safe place to store the waste: not Yucca mountain, not temporary storage facilities, not anywhere. By allowing the government to get away with creating a gigantic storage facility without putting limits or bans on the creation of nuclear waste (through weapons as well as energy) we are signing ourselves on to a future of problems. PLease reconsider your reluctance to fight. Instead of searching for alternative places to store nuclear waste, we should be searching for alternatives to nuclear energy and the elimination of nuclear weapons!
Walk for Mother Earth
15 Jul 2002
The Walk for Mother Earth begins in Los Alamos NM on August 9th, and ends on Indigenous Peoples' Day at the Nevada Test Site on October 12th. That's 800 miles in two months through four the summer heat. If you want to positively respond to materialism's self-destructive agenda for the world, join the walk! For more information:
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