Public “Scoping” Comments Needed by Thursday July 25:
Say “No” to the New Plutonium Bomb Plant at the Savannah River Site!
What: “Scoping” comments needed on plutonium bomb core production at SRS.
When: Due by Thursday July 25 or as soon as practical.
Where: Email to NEPA-SRS@srs.gov
Sample comments: Please see http://www.srswatch.org/uploads
This new bomb plant will be for the production of plutonium pits, the radioactive cores or “triggers” of modern nuclear weapons. NNSA plan to produce at least 30 pits per year at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico and at least 50 pits per year at SRS, which will be a completely new mission there. Expanded pit production is a key part of the U.S.’ $1.7 trillion “modernization” plan to completely rebuild the nuclear weapons stockpile, its supporting research and production complex, and the missiles, subs and bombers to deliver nuclear weapons. All of this is fueling a new global nuclear arms race that is more dangerous than any time since the height of the Cold War.