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Southern Anti-Plutonium Campaign

Public Hearing on Plutonium Fuel

What: Public Hearing on Plutonium Fuel

When: Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Where: Charlotte, NC (directions below)  

We at Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League urge all who read this and who care about the future of this community to attend this hearing!  

On Tuesday, May 8, citizens will have their first and maybe their only opportunity to have a voice in a decision about the planned use of dangerous plutonium as a  fuel in nuclear power reactors near Charlotte and Rock Hill.   

The plutonium would come from dismantled nuclear weapons.  The reactors near Charlotte were not designed to use plutonium; they use uranium.  Plutonium fuel would cause greater death and disease during a reactor accident, and would make such an accident more likely to happen.  

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled this hearing to get input from citizens in preparation for its  Environmental Impact Statement on a plutonium fuel factory, a federal project which would use weapons-grade plutonium to create fuel for Duke Energy's nuclear power plants.   

The hearing will be held at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center on 600 East 4th Street.  To get to the hearing from I-77, take exit 10-A for Trade Street, follow Trade Street through downtown, turn right on McDowell St, turn right on 4th Street.