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TVC to Gov’t: Plutonium Plans Violate the Law

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Posted by Marylia Kelley

This evening many of us will see adorable kids all dressed up in scary costumes. For something truly frightening, however, I ask you to consider the government’s plans for more nuclear weapons of mass destruction.

Today, Tri-Valley CAREs and two colleague organizations, Nuclear Watch New Mexico and Savannah River Site Watch, are shining a bright light on a little-known program to quadruple U.S. production of plutonium bomb cores, also called pits.

We sent a letter of demand to Trump’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). As our letter states, the agency “explicitly plans to expand plutonium pit production but has made no visible effort to begin the legally required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for a major federal action as defined at 40 CFR 1508.18.”

It’s Halloween, but we are not sugar coating our demands. Instead, we are calling out the government for its violation of our country’s environmental laws and public participation requirements.

And, we are challenging the Trump Administration’s underlying rationale for increasing the capacity four-fold to manufacture new plutonium bomb cores.

CLICK HERE to read our press release.

CLICK HERE to read the letter of demand we sent to the NNSA