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Danny W.

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Barbara and I, the founders of the DareToDreamNetwork.net and TheBridgeToNowhere.org attended the Los Alamos National Laboratory Demonstration hosted by Trinity Nuclear Abolitionists, on February, 28, 2010.

To see pictures go to;

www.thebridgetonowhere.org/nuclear.htm (click on the RIP image at top)
Earth's Nuclear Future?

FYI; Facts:

The proposed CMRR [Chemistry & Metallurgy Research Replacement] Nuclear Facility is three times the size of a Walmart SuperCenter.

It would be capable of manufacturing 125 plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons annually.

It is located in a seismic zone.

For Fiscal Year 2011 (beginning on October 1, 2010), the Obama Administration is asking for $225 million for the CMRR. Much of this funding would be used for design so that the Nuclear Facility could withstand an earthquake.

In 2003, the estimated cost for the entire Project was $600
million.

Now the estimate is $4.5 billion – a seven-fold increase in seven years.

Since 2007, LANL has been manufacturing less than 10 plutonium triggers per year at existing facilities. CCNS and others have been asking for a “capacity study” to determine whether the Nuclear Facility is even needed.

[Source: Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety}

Update:

Barbara and I attended the 2-hour CMRR (public) Meeting in Los Alamos the evening of March 3, 2010 concerning the CMRR Project.

The "Interested Parties" included the Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, Loretto Community, TEWA Women United, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, Peace Action New Mexico, Embudo Valley Environmental Monitoring Group and the New Mexico Environmental Law Center.  The meetings were the result of the 2005 settlement agreement between the Interested parties, the New Mexico Environmental Department, Department of Energy and Los Alamos National (Nuclear Weapons) Laboratory about a state air emissions permit for the CMRR. And some folks from other organizations, and public.

The questions I vented to the representatives of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Department of Energy, were as follows;

1. What caused the increase from the original 2003 estimate of $600 million for the CMRR project to raise to 4.5 billion now. (note; the $600 million stayed relatively the same from 2003 to 2008, that's when the spike appeared)

Response:
time and knowing more particulars about the CMRR project caused the increased estimate to raise from $600 million to the estimated $4.5 billion.

2. Since the project is located over a seismic zone, how large of an earthquake will the new CMRR building withstand, what is it rated at?

Response:
first response was something like it was rated around a 1 in 1000 year earth quake, then after a request for what was asked, the response was it was rated for a 7.0 earthquake. My response was is that all, we have just experienced several quakes around 8 to 9!

3. Los Alamos National Laboratory is manufacturing less than 10 plutonium triggers per year presently, the World is moving towards Nuclear Disarmament, and the President has stated he too wants Nuclear Disarmament, so why do we need to spend $4.5 million of taxpayer dollars to now produce 125 plutonium triggers per year, for what purpose?

Response:
the response was a shrugged shoulder and the remark that was a BIG question. (it was obvious no one knew where to go with that)

4. Would not the funds be better spent on repairs to the current Los Alamos Nation Laboratory's structures, including the dangerous welds throughout the facility instead of wasting funds on a new project?

Response:
again, no response, just smiles and confusion (you could have heard a pin)


Dan and Barbara Williams
Founder/TheBridgeToNowhere.org

 
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Hometown Muncie, IN 
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Birthday Jan 06  
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Pets pigeons, Ducks(2), chickens, cat, dogs  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions spiritual  
Eating Habits try to eat healthy  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy "Be One With The Earth"
What Gives Me Hope My Wife
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Abolish Corporate Lobbyists
What/who changed my life and why Found a young Redtail Hawk on the ground, raised and released him.
What Bugs Me ignorance, liars, George Bush  
Passions birds of pray, my wife, trees, water, nature  
Inspirations the beauty of nature  
What Scares Me global warming, George W. Bush, "Big Brother"  
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Role Models George Carlin, Princess Diana, mother, Jesus Christ, Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy, Jane Goodall, Dalai Lama, John Lennon  
Quotation "Assume Nothing! Question Everything!"
Interests Mind/Body/Spirit, ecology, environment, wildlife, photography  
Books Anything to do with animals and nature  
Music Elton John, John Lennon, Moody Blues, enya, Pink Floyd, new age, classical  
Movies what dreams may come, The Crow, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, horror, Dances with Wolves, Braveheart, Wild in the Streets  
TV Shows x-files, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet  
Favorite Foods strawberries, salmon, italian, coffee, seafood, thai  
Favorite Places forests, rivers, ocean, nature, alaska, ireland, hawaii, the mountains, woods, the ocean  
Can't Live Without nature, love, friends and family, god, freedom, My Wife  
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