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No Nuclear Waste in Our Community!
September 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
PROTECT TEXAS FROM RADIOACTIVE WASTE TOUR – PLEASE JOIN US!
Texas is at risk. Communities across the state are coming together, concerned about an issue that will affect our communities, our future generations, and the wonderful state we call home. We are concerned about high-level nuclear reactor waste that could come through our communities and be dumped on Texas for decades to come.
Deadly radioactive waste could come through our cities and rural lands, headed to two proposed sites. The Consolidated Interim Storage project of Waste Control Specialists (WCS) and ORANO seeks to store 40,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste in Andrews, Texas. Holtec proposes a similar high-level radioactive waste storage project for 173,000 tons of spent fuel just a short distance from Texas, across the New Mexico border.
Each rail car would carry as much plutonium as was in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki. The capacity of these sites would allow for more than all nuclear the nuclear reactor waste that has been produced in the entire country, plus all that will likely be produced in the future and it would require over 20 years to get it all here.
Importing high-level radioactive waste to either site, waste that will remain dangerous for millennia, puts our children and future generations at risk from transport accidents and potential contamination. If these projects go forward, Houstonians are at risk for exposure to radioactive nuclear waste.
The public comment period ends October 19th. Learn more and discuss options for action at a community meeting, Monday, September 24th at 7 pm at True Love Missionary Baptist Church, 4029 Falls Street, Houston TX 77026.
We won’t allow our community to be contaminated with this waste – will you join us? Everyone is invited. Light refreshments will be available.