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E-M:/ 2pm - Rally against earthquake and security risks at Palisades Nuclear Reactor
- Subject: E-M:/ 2pm - Rally against earthquake and security risks at Palisades Nuclear Reactor
- From: Kay Cumbow <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 10:32:03 -0400
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- List-name: Enviro-Mich
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Hope you can come, and bring friends! Please spread the word.
Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear, Washington, D.C.
(and board member, Don't Waste Michigan, Kalamazoo chapter)
Rally against earthquake and security risks at
Palisades Nuclear Reactor
To be held Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m.
at Van Buren State Park near South Haven
Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog, Beyond Nuclear
What: "On the Beach" Rally Against Palisades Atomic
Reactor, focusing on earthquake risks to outdoor high-level radioactive
waste storage on the sand dunes just 150 yards from the waters of Lake
Michigan, as well as a recently revealed major security breach at
Where: Van Buren State Park (on the Lake Michigan shoreline),
23960 Ruggles Road, South Haven, MI 49090 (From I-96 take Exit 13 W. 1/2
mile, N. on Old Blue Star Hwy. For 4 miles. Left on CR 380, then left on
Ruggles Rd. Meet at parking lot, then proceed down walkway to
When: Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m.
--Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog, Beyond Nuclear, Washington,
D.C. (and native of Kalamazoo, Michigan);
--Alice Hirt, Don't Waste Michigan, Holland, Michigan;
--Ryan McCoy, concerned South Haven, Michigan resident;
--Spokesperson from Michigan Peace March (20th anniversary
--Music by Great Lakes singer-songwriter Victor McManemy of Traverse
In light of last Monday's earthquake in Japan that damaged the world's
biggest nuclear power plant, releasing radioactivity into the sea and
air, and in light of recent headlines on government sting operations that
have revealed glaring security breaches at the U.S. Department of Energy
and Nuclear Regulatory Commission risking leaks of nuclear weapons
technology and "dirty bomb" materials, we will address and give
--the recent major security breach at Palisades;
--the federal lawsuit filed against the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission to require enforcement of earthquake safety regulations at
Palisadesâ?? outdoor high-level radioactive waste storage silos
("dry casks", on the dunes just 150 yards from the waters of
--the age-related deterioration of Palisades' 40 year old plant,
including its reactor pressure vessel, the most embrittled in the
--Palisades' plans to ship its radioactive reactor lid, by barge on the
waters of Lake Michigan, to the Port of Muskegon.
--Speakers and concerned citizens protesting with placards (such as
"Shut It Down Before It Melts Down!");
--"Alas in Atomic Blunderland" street theater, featuring
colorful "Alice in Wonderland" costumes and characters such as
Humpty Dumpty, Alice, the Queen of Hearts, and the Mad Hatter.
--Rally and music on the beach at the shoreline, with Lake Michigan, sand
dunes, and the Palisades atomic reactor in the background.
For more info. on the ongoing grassroots resistance to the Palisades
atomic reactor, see: