The final dress rehearsal, called a "dry run", for the subcritical nuclear test code-named Cimarron is scheduled for this Wednesday, December 9, at the Nevada Test Site, according to Department of Energy personnel at the Nevada Operations Office. When asked the exact date of the test, the staffer replied that he had not been given the go-ahead to announce it yet, but THAT THE TEST IS GOING TO BE CONDUCTED THIS WEEK. By process of elimination, that means Thursday -- Friday at the latest. The DOE will send a press advisory about 48 hours in advance of the test, and I will post it as soon as we get it. Please stay tuned as last minute problems have been know to delay DOE schedules. But, don't wait to do something positive...
What you can do!!!
1. Call, fax or email your protest to the U.S. Department of Energy. Tri-Valley CAREs has posted a protest letter that you can use on this web site. Fax and email numbers are provided there.
Special note re: emailing DOE: If you use the email link on our web page and your message gets returned to you (DOE says that address is open and working, but we have had some difficulty with messages being returned), please try this alternate address provided to us today by DOE headquarters: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, send the message to both email addresses to ensure transmission.
2. Demonstrate in California, Nevada or New Mexico. In California, we will gather at NOON on the day of the test at the Bechtel Headquarters Building in San Francisco at 50 Beale Street, just off Market and near the Embarcadero BART Station. Bechtel manages the Nevada Test Site for DOE. Call Sally Light at Tri-Valley CAREs at (925) 443-7148 or (510) 527-2057 for details. In Nevada, a vigil will be held on the day before the test at DOE offices in Las Vegas, and a demonstration will be held at the test site on the day of the test. Call Shundahai Network at (702) 647-3095 for info. In New Mexico, plans are in progress. Call Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety at (505) 986-1973 for information.
WRITE LETTERS -- MAKE SIGNS -- SHOW UP -- BE A PRESENCE FOR PEACE AND A NUCLEAR WEAPONS-FREE WORLD. THANK YOU!!!
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