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E-M:/ sen. stabenow courageously opposes yucca mountain dump



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Enviro-Mich message from "Dave Dempsey" <davemec@voyager.net>
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Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has now indicated her intention to
vote against the proposed Yucca Mountain, Nevada high-level nuclear waste
disposal site.

If the site were opened, in addition to the unanswered scientific questions
about the safety of Yucca, Michigan alone could see  3,192 truck shipments
or 488 rail shipments over the course of 38 years. Truck shipments of
nuclear waste could come south on Interstates 75 and 69  and west on
Interstate 94 or rail shipments could travel through Bay City,  Saginaw,
Flint, Lansing and Battle Creek over the course of four decades. Other waste
shipments could be carried by barge over Lake Michigan.

According to one DOE estimate, there will be as many as 310 accidents in the
course of transporting this highly radioactive waste across the country.
There have been at least eight reported nuclear waste transportation
accidents in the U.S. involving radioactive contamination of transport
vehicles, roads and rails.

Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, utilities that would benefit from these
shipments are now buying advertising time in Michigan to attack Senator
Stabenow. Every Michigan citizen who supports Senator Stabenow's
pro-environment position should let her know of this support immediately,
and help prevent others from being deceived by the utility attacks.




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