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The "CAN-Paign" to End Nuclear Waste Disposal in Northern New Mexico

The "Can-paign" has been designed to give busy people a powerful, effective way to help end nuclear waste disposal in northern New Mexico. Here's how it works:

  • Buy "The Can" (only $3.00!)
  • Write your name and address on the label
  • Return "The Can" to the seller immediately
    for FREE local delivery to Governor Johnson
    (or mail it yourself later using a $3.50 stamp.)

The cans are no longer available to purchase, but the letters to the Governor will continue! Call the office if you are interested! 505-265-1200

Your letter has weighty legal status under state and federal environmental law.
By law, your government must listen, and respond.

Your purchase of "The Can" supports research and advocacy aimed at reducing nuclear waste generation and disposal, as well as nuclear disarmament. It also provides food for New Mexico charities, whose resources are strained by the social insecurity and poverty left in the wake of our nuclear/military preoccupations.

You can also get involved in this project by serving as a CAN-Paign volunteer or by signing up to distribute cans through your business, organization or as an individual. To learn more about how you can participate, please call our office at (505) 265-1200.

Official estimates place current annual waste generation and burial at Los Alamos at about 45,000 drums' worth per year, with increases planned if the University of California begins production of plutonium "pits," the cores of nuclear weapons. New pits are not needed for any existing weapons, but they are needed for some of the new weapons now being designed at Los Alamos, which include weapons specially-tailored for aiming at Third World countries.

Northern New Mexico is a land of great beauty, ancient cultures, and age-old traditions. It is also a land of poverty, for far too many New Mexicans. Despite massive federal spending, nuclear weapons haven't, and won't, bring economic and social renewal. What we are getting instead of real economic development is waste - wasted lands, opportunities, and livelihoods.


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2901 Summit Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87106, Phone: 505-265-1200

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