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16 National Religious Organizations Oppose New Nuclear Bomb Plant

The Los Alamos National Laboratory, located 25 miles northwest of Santa Fe, NM, is the site slated for the new bomb plant.
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 26, 2008
Sixteen national religious organizations filed formal public comments opposing the administration's plans to build a new nuclear bomb plant that would be wasteful, unneeded, and dangerous, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) announced.

"As religious leaders in the United States, we firmly oppose the administrations multi-billion dollar plan to rebuild the nations nuclear weapons capabilities through the Department of Energys Complex Transformation proposal," declared a coalition of national Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant groups in written comments submitted to the Energy Department at a public hearing in Washington, DC.

"We call on our political leaders to show the moral and political courage necessary to bring about a shift in our nations nuclear weapons posture.

The hearing is one of a series of public events the Energy Department is holding to assess the environmental impact of Complex Transformation, the proposed plan to rebuild the U.S. nuclear weapons complex. The centerpiece of this proposal is a new nuclear weapons plant for the production of plutonium pits, the primary detonators in modern nuclear weapons.

The Los Alamos National Laboratory, located 25 miles northwest of Santa Fe, NM, is the site slated for the new bomb plant.

The religious groups express concern that the facility would be used to develop a new generation of nuclear warheads, despite the moral and legal obligations of the United States to reduce its weapons arsenal.

The full text of the statement, organized by FCNL and the National Religious Partnership on the Nuclear Weapons Danger, and a list of signers can be found here (PDF).

The Friends Committee on National Legislation, the oldest registered religious lobby in Washington, is a non partisan Quaker lobby in the public interest. FCNL works with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people from every state in the U.S. to advocate for social and economic justice, peace, and good government.

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