TO OUR ROUTES" TOUR
LAS VEGAS, August 25,
2004 – Citizen Alert will kick off a series of town hall meetings in
25 Nevada communities on Monday, September 6 in Rachel.
The “Back to Our Routes” presentations are a forum to remind
Nevadans that the use of Yucca Mountain as a repository for nuclear
waste can still be prevented.
“The simple fact is
that the Department of Energy does not yet have a license to transport
and store high-level nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain,” said Peggy Maze
Johnson, executive director of Citizen Alert.
“If concerned Nevadans stay united in opposition to this
project, I believe we can prevent that license from ever being granted.
The use of Yucca Mountain as storage facility for nuclear waste
is not inevitable.”
The “Back to Our
Routes” presentations will provide attendees with up-to-date
information and materials they can use to contest the Yucca Mountain
project. Citizen Alert will
provide advocacy training, teaching attendees how to get involved and
how to influence their elected officials.
The meetings are also an opportunity to recruit members and
volunteers for Citizen Alert and its Advisory Board.
The first town hall meeting will be a picnic to be held Monday, September 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Little A’Le’Inn Restaurant on State Highway 375 in Rachel, adjacent to the Nevada Test Site and Area 51. The 25-community tour will culminate with a presentation in Las Vegas on October 22.