Please Contribute to CCNS This Summer! Together We Are Making a Difference!
Each week you depend on CCNS to provide you with the latest nuclear safety issues through the radio, on the internet and by email. We’ve been producing the weekly CCNS News Update for over 35 years! We need your financial support to keep our programs going.
For example, the weekly Did You Know? post reminds you about the many events of this busy summer. You can read it on our website at nuclearactive.org, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and in your email. All you need to do is sign up on our website. We don’t ever sell your information.
We begin the summer by tabling at the Santa Fe Pride 30 on the Santa Fe Plaza on Saturday, June 24th from 10 to 4 pm. CCNS is a member of the Stop Forever WIPP Coalition that envisions a future of fairness and safety where New Mexicans are informed and involved in protecting public health and the environment. We work to stop the expansion of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) nuclear waste dumpsite in New Mexico.
We’ll be active participants in the public hearing about the proposed renewal of the hazardous waste permit for WIPP by the New Mexico Environment Department in the late summer/early fall timeframe. The Department of Energy has controversial plans to keep WIPP open until at least 2080, even though WIPP is scheduled to close in 2024 after 25 years of disposal operations.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is planning to vent over 100,000 Curies of radioactive tritium from either four or five containers later this summer. CCNS is working with technical experts and Tewa Women United to develop ways to prevent these irresponsible releases into the air. Tritium is radioactive hydrogen. It binds with oxygen to form tritiated hydrogen that acts like water.
CCNS monitors LANL’s operations and plans for the hexavalent chromium plume that continues to migrate downward into the regional drinking water aquifer.
We continue to participate in the peaceful protest on Fridays from noon to 1 pm between the Guadalupe Church and LANL’s administrative offices in Santa Fe. Please join us as we hold banners in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
It’s an important time to support CCNS. Please make your tax-deductible contribution at nuclearactive.org or mail it to us at CCNS, Post Office Box 31147, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87594. Thank you! Together we are making a difference!
- Friday, June 23rd from noon to 1 pm MT – Join the weekly peaceful protest for nuclear disarmament on the corners of Alameda and Guadalupe in downtown Santa Fe with Veterans for Peace, CCNS, Nuclear Watch NM, Loretto Community, Pax Christi, Nonviolent Santa Fe, and others.
- Saturday, June 24th, Pride on the Plaza from 10 am to 4 pm on the Santa Fe Plaza – Join the Stop Forever WIPP Coalition there to learn more about DOE’s plans to continue expanding WIPP in support of expanded plutonium pit production at LANL. https://hrasantafe.org/pride-2023/
- Four EM-LA Strategic Vision Meetings about cleanup at LANL – three in-person meetings and one virtual meeting. The same information will be presented in each of the meetings. Pre-register for one of the meetings at bit.ly/EM-LAStrategicVisionMeetings or https://n3b-la.com/outreach/#strategic-vision
- Monday, June 26 from 5 to 7:30 pm in-person meeting at Moving Arts Española, 68 NM-291, Española, NM
- Wednesday, June 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in-person meeting at Santa Fe Community College, West Wing, Room 213, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM. (Follow signs for West Wing entrance, once inside, walk up the stairs, take a left and the meeting room is on the left.) Please note: roadwork is taking place in the area – allow extra travel time.
- Thursday, June 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm virtual
- Friday, June 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in-person meeting at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM
- Saturday, July 8th through Sunday, July 9th for a 24-Hour Peace Wave 2023 on Zoom, produced by International Peace Bureau and World BEYOND War. It begins on Sat. July 8th at 9 am Eastern, 7 am Mountain; and ends on Sun. July 9th at 9 am Eastern, 7 am Mountain. Watch live peace actions in the streets and squares of the world moving around the globe with the sun. To register: https://worldbeyondwar.org/wave/
- Saturday, July 15th from 7 am to 4 pm – 44th Annual Church Rock Uranium Tailings Spill Commemoration, hosted by the Red Water Pond Road Community, the Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining, and the Pipeline Road Community. For more information, please contact Susan Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sunday, July 16th – Santa Fe Archbishop John C. Wester’s service about A WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS: An Interfaith Remembrance of the Trinity Test on July 16, 1945, at the Santa Maria de la Paz Center at 11 College Avenue, Santa Fe (just before the Santa Fe Community College (road work is taking place in the area – allow extra travel time). https://archdiosf.org/living-in-the-light-of-christs-peace
- Save the date: Saturday, August 5th in Albuquerque – Peace Commemoration in collaboration with Hiroshima Day in Japan. Stay tuned for more information.
Tags: CCNS, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, Department of Energy, Did You Know?, DOE, hexavalent chromium plume, LANL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, peaceful protest, Pride30, Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, tritium venting, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, WIPP