Have You ever called Congress? Call to Senators and reps Needed now!
The nuclear utilities are trying to change our laws on nuclear waste. They want to put up a nuclear waste parking lot dump on Western Shoshone land in Nevada — they call it an "interim storage site." The utilities would give their high-level nuclear waste to you (the taxpayer) now and require the Department of Energy to start shipping the waste — in a hurry — in 1999. Between 16,000 and 70,000 shipments (depending on whether they use mostly truck, or mostly rail) will travel across 43 states-- a river of lethal nuclear waste. It will take 30 years to get it all there.
Other features of the bill include waiving ALL other laws — local, state and federal that are inconsistent with this new law; preventing any increase in contribution to nuclear waste costs by nuclear rate-payers; and sending the waste to the one site being considered for a permanent dump, BEForE the study is done — and we already know it is one of the highest earthquake zones in the country and on traditional land of the Western Shoshone people, who do not want these dumps.
ACTION STEPS: CALL YOUR SENATorS NOW The Senate will vote on S 104 — Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997 — in the first half of April.
GET ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBorS TO CALL TOO
Message: Vote NO on S 104 — the Mobile Chernobyl Bill.
Capital Switchboard: 202-224-3121 — ask for your Senator or Rep
All Senators need to hear from folks — but these are the "Swing" Votes: Lautenberg (NJ), Torricelli (NJ), Lieberman (CT), Dodd (CT), Leahy (VT), Chaffe (RI), Cleland (AL), Landrieu (LA), Breaux (LA), Campbell (CO), Johnson (SD), Harkin, (IA), Durbin (IL), Lugar (IN), Bingamin (NM) Wyden (or)
We don't have much time — please network to get folks to reach these Senators
Calls also needed to your Rep — tell them not to support a Mobile Chernobyl Bill!
The house bill will be introduced on April 8th and get a bill # then.
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