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Fight the waste train

Heal Colorado Action Alert: Take time to protect Colorado from the transportation by rail and by road of high and low level radioactive waste.

We can begin by focusing on the transportation of high-level radioactive waste by rail through Colorado to Skull Valley Indian Reservation, Utah, where 44,000 tons will be stored above ground.

The waste will travel through the headwaters of the Colorado River, Winter Park, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. This will happen in 1 1/2 years, if lawsuits fail.

One lawsuit is filed against the Bureau of Indian Affairs for signing the lease, violating its trust obligation to the Goshute Indians. Another rests on charges of environmental racism: the reservation was targeted because it was poor and non-white and Indian.

Attend Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings in Salt Lake City on April 8, at Salt Palace Convention Center, or Tooele High School in Tooele, Utah, on April 26. Deadline for application is April 1. Call 1-800-368-5642; fax Governor Owens at 303-866-2003; or call 303-866-2471, the Senate operator at 202-224-3121, or the House operator at 202-225-3121.

Lou Russell

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