STOP CASSINI EARTH FLYBY
Doing Something re HR-1270|
From Bill Smirnow of the Nuclear Abolition Network (Thu, 29 Jan 1998):
Everyone concerned about "Mobile Chernobyl," HR-1270, and the possibility of the plutonium laden Cassini space probe accidentally re-entering Earth's atmosphere in August 1999 please DO THE FOLLOWING RIGHT NOW!!!
First, please contact FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] in Washington at: Phone 202-566-1600 and request that they send you their statistical description of what the health, environmental, & economic consequences of what an accident involving high-level commercial nuke waste in the town or city you live and/or work in would entail. Also, please ask them to give you a health, environmental, & economic assessment of what an accidental Cassini re-entry and "burn-up" or Earth impact would be if it comes down in your city or town. Also, ask them to tell you what they are and are NOT capable of doing if there is a re-entry.
Armed with this information, contact your local newspaper[s] and radio and TV stations and urge them to print and broadcast this information. Next, contact your city or town council and provide them with this same information about BOTH HR-1270 ["Mobile Chernobyl"] and Cassini and URGE them to pass local ordinances making your town or city nuke free, hence any shipment of commercial waste[or any other nuke material] illegal. Follow up your initial call[s], or better yet face to face meetings to make sure that your town or city council members are local print/broadcast media are doing what you want them to. Obviously if nothing is done with good information, its worthless. It takes so little effort to make a few phone calls and the very real potential of acting has SO MUCH POWER! Please take a little time from your busy schedules and stop the HR-1270s & Cassini reentries of the world, NONE of which have to take place.
For the more ambitious of you who would also want to alert national and international media now or in the future, I'll list several media outlets below which you can call and/or fax. It might be worthwhile to print and save these names and numbers for future use. Here goes:
PLEASE ACT NOW!
11 REASONS TO OPPOSE HR-1270
- from the Nuclear Information and Resource Service
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