Bulletin #110: Seminars this
Monday and Tuesday evenings:
Status of the proposed plutonium
storage, processing, and manufacturing complex at Los Alamos,
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Dear members and friends –
Tomorrow evening –
Monday, April 11th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm – we will
continue our weekly public seminars on practical policy responses to our converging
crises by taking an in-depth look at the current status of, and
prospects for, the proposed plutonium storage, processing, and
manufacturing complex at Los Alamos, currently slated to cost about
$7 billion in toto.
As before we
will meet tomorrow at the Albuquerque Mennonite Church, 1300 Girard
Blvd NE (map).
We’ll discuss the same topic in Santa Fe on Tuesday
April 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at St. John's United
Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Room 116 (downstairs) (map).
(To get to Room 116, go in the double glass doors toward the north of
the building, which face east. Room 116 is down one level from
We have done our homework on this.
Over the last five years we have been on Capitol Hill and elsewhere
in Washington for dozens of weeks, speaking to officials and
educating Congress on this and related topics. We remain in
frequent contact with at least some of these decision makers. I
was in Washington for two weeks in late February working on nuclear
weapons budget issues and will return there again next month after a
hearing in federal court on April 27 on our motion to enjoin further
investment in the flagship facility in this proposed complex, the
so-called "Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear
The decision to proceed with this
project -- or not to proceed -- will be momentous for New Mexico and
the world. But as you will find out, "decision" is
too crisp a word.
In the last half-hour of each
of these meetings we will discuss ways each of us can be more
involved -- and effective. We hope you will come.