Dear People of the State of Nebraska
- Dear People of the State of Nebraska,
I gather that many of you were not so fond of Bill Clinton, but
I want to make you aware of something very important that he did for you
(and Americans in 42 other states). High level radioactive waste from
nuclear power plants all over our country will soon be traveling through
your state, once President George Bush signs onto what has become known
as the ‘Mobile Chernobyl’ bill (named after the most infamous nuclear
plant accident ever).
President Clinton vetoed this maximally dangerous bill while
he was in office. He knew that accidents will occur and people will die
once this bill becomes law. Inadequately devised and tested casks of
nuclear waste will be rolling toward Yucca Mountain in Nevada by truck
and train. Nebraska is near to Nevada, and will have to worry about a
fire, a spill, a crash, a derailment that might occur during any of
these shipments. (See route map.)
The government admits that there will be a few accidents with
approximately 100,000 shipments being required over the next 30 years.
And that was before President Bush and his nuclear crazy administration
tried to propose building new ‘pebblebed’ nuclear reactors all over this
land of ours, in his 2001 ‘National Energy Security Act’– unnumbered as
yet for Congressional use– critique available in ‘Nuclear Revival’ issue
of NIRS* – see: nirs.org on internet.
Studies have shown that if someone, for example, your child is
exposed to unshielded/spilled high level radioactive waste for ten
seconds from three feet away, they will die from a lethal dose of
radiation within two weeks.
President Clinton knew that the technology is not there yet.
Besides the fact that we still have not devised a proper way to store
nuclear waste for the thousands of years required to do it safely. And
Yucca Mountain has 25 fault-lines that most non-corrupted experts agree
make it unfit for nuclear waste disposal, especially in a ground level
parking lot, which the Mobile Chernobyl bill accepts and proposes. In
addition, the feeding lust of the nuclear utilities to accomplish their
wildest dreams during the Bush administration may lead to another
private storage site being erected in Utah. Both Yucca Mountain and the
site in Utah would be on Native American land, and, yes, shipments to
either/both will go through your state of Nebraska.
We are in store for many terrible environmental threats to be
imposed upon us by what is now a George Bush Washington. Nebraska will
be in the middle of the firing line for the nuclear worst of it, and it
will happen before you might be aware it is happening. Contact your
Congresspeople via 202-224-3121 to tell them to protect you from this
national disgrace; write letters to your newspapers, Pres. Bush; discuss
it with your friends and foes so this does not happen. It can be
stopped, as what citizens really want it? Check the nirs.org internet
site to better inform yourselves and those you love on the reality of
this. [* -- NIRS stands for ‘Nuclear Information Resource Service’]
Conrad Miller M.D.
Founder, Physicians For Life,
P.O. Box 180, Watermill, New York,11976