Plutonium Pits, New Bombs, Los Alamos Never Learns – Greg Mello of Los Alamos Study Group
As if Los Alamos isn’t already contaminated enough with radioactive materials, now they want to build a new plutonium pit factory. What’s wrong with that addition to this picture?
This Week’s Featured Interview:
- The US already has nearly 6,000 nuclear weapons. So why the rush to build not one but two facilities to make more plutonium pits, the trigger mechanism on the bombs? Greg Mello of Los Alamos Study Group follows the money, decodes the facts, reveals the ugly truth. He is one of the founders and Executive Director of the Los Alamos Study Group, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico who has led the group since its founding in 1989.
Los Alamos Study Group has worked for nuclear disarmament, environmental protection, social justice, and economic sustainability, with actions including policy research, environmental analysis, congressional education and lobbying, community organizing, and litigation. Greg brings more than 30 years of up close perspective on Los Alamos to our conversation.
We spoke on August 25, 2023.
Numnutz of the Week (For Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
Children! Children! You smugly denounce Greenpeace and its anti-nuclear talking points as “old fashioned?” How about studying your nuclear history before you let others set you up as “another” Greta Thunberg?!?!???
Activist Shoutouts and LINKS:
- It’s official! From the International Uranium Film Festival PRESS RELEASE: “Nuclear Hotseat’s Libbe HaLevy has been named as Special Ambassador of the International Uranium Film Festival to the USA. In that capacity, she will meet with activists, NGOs and potential sponsors to help bring the films of the IUFF to local communities facing nuclear issues. ”
Here’s a LINK to the full press release. If you have any questions about the IUFF or want to explore having your local community host a showing of films, CONTACT: [email protected]
- As money changes hands on Capitol Hill, is it lobbying or bribery? – Article by Linda Pentz Gunter
- The deep roots of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste fight — and why it continues to this day
- How a nuclear disaster spurred Fukushima to become a renewables leader
- A River is Not a Radioactive Sewer by Dr. Gordon Edwards – Excellent article by the head of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.
International Uranium Film Festival 2024 – U.S. Tour – Draft Itinerary
Contact Norbert Suchanek or Marcia Gomes de Oliviera
for details on how you can schedule a stop on the tour in your area – [email protected]