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Please join Oregon PSR and our partners at No Nukes NW for a campaign kickoff rally in support of a making Portland a Nuclear-Free Zone.
When: Sunday, September 23rd, 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Where: Japanese American Historical Plaza (Portland Waterfront at NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street)
Oregon PSR staff will participate in the discussion, and items to be addressed at the rally include:
· The Department of Energy’s plans to continue using Hanford, already one of the most radioactively contaminated sites in the world, for nuclear waste dumping.
· Washington Governor Gregoire’s endorsement of the transportation of highly radioactive waste along Oregon Highways, I-5, I-84, I-97, as well as by rail, to reach the Hanford facility.
· Putting an end to businesses in our community making supplies for nuclear weapons, making transport planes for nuclear weapons, and producing materials that support the spread of nuclear power.
· Telling Hanford and the Columbia Generating Station that we say no to nuclear weapons and nuclear power, no to nuclear pollution in our environment and in our food, and no to the presence of the nuclear industry in Portland.
· No one in our local, state or federal government is effectively monitoring the nuclear fallout of Fukushima in the food, water, or air in Portland or in Oregon. We demand to be protected and alerted when radiation levels become alarming.
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