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Tuesday, December 12, 2006  
Complex 2030 Hearing in Livermore to Draw Nuclear Weapons Protestors

By: Staff
Published In: Bay City News Service Wire

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration will be holding an all-day public meeting in Livermore today on Complex 2030, a plan to transform and modernize the nation's nuclear arsenal by the year 2030.

Tri-Valley Communities Against Radioactive Environment announced today that they plan to hold press briefings on the NNSA's plan at 11:30 a.m. today to protest what they are calling a "new U.S. nuclear 'bombplex'" that will impact the Livermore lab as well as the testing site in Tracy.

While the NNSA has reported that they plan to make the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile smaller, more efficient and better suited to respond to future national security issues, Tri-Valley CARES stated today that NNSA's plan amounts to building more nuclear weapons, which they claim will threaten the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

Scientists, nuclear policy analysts, community leaders, peace activists, environmentalists and neighbors of the Lawrence Livermore Lab are expected to attend today's hearing, which will begin at 11 a.m. at the Robert Livermore Community Center, located at 4444 East Ave. in Livermore. The public comment portion of the meeting has been extended until 10 p.m.

A second hearing will be held in Tracy from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., also today, at the Tracy Community Center, located at 950 East Street, Tracy.

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