Citizen Alert to Kick Off 25 Statewide “Back to Our Routes” Presentations
Meetings Will Encourage Activism Against Yucca Mountain Project

Itinerary | Progress Report

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.  

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