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PSR Testifies on Public Health Risks of Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Transportation and Storage

December 5, 2007

On Wednesday, December 5, PSR Security Program Coordinator, Jill Parillo will testify at a Department of Energy (DOE) public hearing on the proposed nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Pointing to the significant risks to human life and health posed by the transport and storage of high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Ms. Parillo argues that the proposed facility fails to offer a safe and secure solution to our nation’s nuclear waste problem. Click here to read the full testimony. PSR will be joined by a coalition of peace and security groups including Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Beyond Nuclear and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service.

WHAT: Department of Energy hearing on Yucca Mountain nuclear waste transportation and storage

WHEN: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 2pm-5pm

WHERE: Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W., Washington, DC

WHO: Groups will include:

  • Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
  • Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
  • Beyond Nuclear
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Nuclear Information and Resource Service 

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