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Concerns rising over US plans to build massive plutonium bomb factory in Los Alamos
Mon Jul 4, 2011 6:33PM
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Experts are warning about the U.S. plans to build a massive plutonium bomb factory in the Los Alamos nuclear plant in New Mexico.

 

"They are proposing to build this new facility to make the plutonium production for weapons production four times (than) their current capacity of 20 pits per year," said Subhankar Banerjee, Founder of ClimateStoryTellers.org.

 

"This is a very bad plan to build a massive nuclear bomb facility within a fire zone and the fires are only getting worse with climate change and it is also sitting on a very active seismic zone that (the) scientists have underestimated seriously but those results are coming out now and it's also sitting in between Valles Caldera which is a super volcano and on the west and then on the east is [the] Rio Grand river which is our main water source. So we are working on ... we are getting the public engaged to oppose this nuclear facility right now so it's both fire, nuclear and Native American devastation all happening right now in New Mexico," said Banerjee.

 

Subhankar Banerjee is the founder of ClimateStoryTellers.org. He is currently editing an anthology titled, Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point (New York: Seven Stories Press, April 2012).

 

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