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ACTION ALERT -  MOBILE CHERNOBYL [S-608, HR-45] Senate Mark-ups on Nuke Waste

URGENT ACTION ALERT

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to vote on
the anti-environmental nuclear waste legislation. The bill, S. 608,
contains much of the same, dangerous language contained in the House bill
(HR 45 The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999). It is imperative that you
voice your opposition to this legislation NOW. The Senate will proceed with
S. 608 as it is now drafted and then merge it with the House bill if and
when HR 45 passes on the House floor.

The Senate bill is unacceptable for many of the same reasons we are opposing
the House bill.

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY IMPACTS
S.608 mandates dangerous and unnecessary transport of high level nuclear
waste:

  - through 43 states over 30 years

  - within a half mile of 50 million Americans,

  - requiring 100,000 shipments (4350% increase over past shipments)

  -- S.608 does not mandate full-scale transport cask testing or test these
casks under the plausible range of accident scenarios.

The Department of Energy's projections for an accident leading to a small
release of
radioactive material in a rural area (1380 curies) would:

  - contaminate a 42 square mile area

  - require 460 days to clean up

  - carry a $620 million price tag

DOT records indicate that in a 10 year period there were 99,490 transport
accidents releasing hazardous materials causing:

  - 4305 minor injuries and 356 major injuries,

  - 114 deaths,

  - $317,523, 997 in damages

  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
S.608 revokes current regulations for Yucca Mountain. These same
regulations, properly applied, would disqualify Yucca Mountain as a suitable
storage facility for nuclear waste.

S.608 sets a radiation standard that fails to protect the health and safety
of citizens.

This standard has a lifetime risk of one excess cancer death for every 1,000
exposed individuals.

  S.608 preempts all state and local laws that are "inconsistent"
with the legislation. This includes the Safe Drinking Water Act and any
state
legislation that would provide extra protections for its citizens.

  S.608 includes strong circumvention of the National Environmental Policy
Act. The resulting Environmental Impact Statement won't be worth the paper
it is written on because of the severe restrictions placed upon the
statement.

  NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY IMPACTS
S.608 continues the poor U.S. policy of nuclear waste disposition in a
geologic dump.

  S.608 sets more unrealistic deadlines potentially creating future lawsuits
for failure to meet those deadlines.

  S.608 will create a nuclear waste dump that we will have to cleanup in the
future costing taxpayers unimaginable amounts of money.

Contact your Senator immediately and insist that he or she VOTE AGAINST
S.608.

(Please note: all Senate office buildings are in Washington, DC and the zip
code for all is 20510)

***Plus signs indicate the Member is on our side and voted against the bill
in the last Congress. Minus signs indicate those Members who voted in favor
of the bill in the last Congress.***
										Vote on last
STATE	PARTY	FIRST 	LAST NAME	PHONE			ADDRESS	Nuke Waste Bill
AK	R	Frank Murkowski	(202) 224-6665		322 Hart 	-
AK	R	Ted Stevens	 	(202) 224-3004		522 Hart	-
AL	R	Richard	Shelby		(202) 224-5744		110 Hart	-
AL	R	Jeff Sessions		(202) 224-4124		495 Russell	-	
AR	D	Blanche	Lincoln		(202) 224-4843	  	359 Dirksen	+
AR	R	Tim Hutchinson		(202) 224-2353		245 Dirksen	-
AZ	R	John McCain		(202) 224-2235		241 Russell	-
AZ	R	Jon Kyl			(202) 224-4521		724 Hart	-
CA	D	Dianne	Feinstein	(202) 224-3841		331 Hart	+
CA	D	Barbar	Boxer		(202) 224-3553		112 Hart	A
CO	R	Wayne Allard		(202) 224-5941		513 Hart	-
CO	R	Ben Nighthorse	Campbell(202) 224-5852	380 Russell	-
CT	D	Joseph I. Lieberman	(202) 224-4041		706 Hart	+
CT	D	Christopher J.	Dodd	(202) 224-2823		444 Russell	+
DE	R	William	Roth		(202) 224-2441		104 Hart	-
DE	D	Joseph R. Biden, Jr.	(202) 224-5042		221 Russell	A
FL	D	Bob Graham		(202) 224-3041		524 Hart	+
FL	R	Connie	Mack		(202) 224-5274		517 Hart	-
GA	D	Max Cleland		(202) 224-3521		461 Dirksen	-
GA	R	Paul Coverdell		(202) 224-3643		200 Russell	+
HI	D	Daniel K. Inouye		(202) 224-3934		722 Hart	+
HI	D	Daniel K. Akaka		(202) 224-6361		720 Hart	+
IA	R	Charles E. Grassley	(202) 224-3744		135 Hart	-
IA	D	Tom Harkin		(202) 224-3254		731 Hart	+
ID	R	Larry E.	Craig		(202) 224-2752		111 Russell	-
ID	R	Michael	Crapo		(202) 224-6142		304 Russell	-
IL	D	Richard J. Durbin	(202) 224-2152		364 Russell	A
IL	R	Peter Fitzgerald		(202) 224-2854		324 Hart	+	
IN	R	Richard	Lugar		(202) 224-4814		306 Hart	-
IN	D	Evan Bayh		(202) 224-5623		717 Hart	-
KS	R	Sam Brownback	(202) 224-6521		303 Hart	-
KS	R	Pat Roberts		(202) 224-4774		302 Hart	-
KY	R	Jim Bunning		(202) 224-4343		818 Hart	+
KY	R	Mitch McConnell	(202) 224-2541		361A Russell	-
LA	D	Mary L.	Landrieu	(202) 224-5824		702 Hart	+
LA	D	John B.	Breaux		(202) 224-4623		503 Hart	+
MA	D	Edward M. Kennedy	(202) 224-4543		315 Russell	+
MA	D	John F.	Kerry		(202) 224-2742		304 Russell	+
MD	D	Paul Sarbanes		(202) 224-4524		309 Hart	+
MD	D	Barbara Mikulski	(202) 224-4654		709 Hart	+
ME	R	Olympia Snowe		(202) 224-5344		250 Russell	-
ME	R	Susan M. Collins	(202) 224-2523		172 Russell	-
MI	D	Carl Levin		(202) 224-6221		459 Russell	-
MI	R	Spencer Abraham	(202) 224-4822		329 Dirksen	-	
MN	D	Paul Wellstone		(202) 224-5641		136 Hart	+
MN	R	Rod Grams		(202) 224-3244		257 Dirksen	-
MO	R	Christopher S.	Bond	(202) 224-5721		274 Russell	-
MO	R	John Ashcroft		(202) 224-6154		316 Hart	-
MS	R	Thad Cochran		(202) 224-5054		326 Russell	-
MS	R	Trent Lott		(202) 224-6253		487 Russell	-
MT	R	Conrad	Burns		(202) 224-2644		187 Dirksen	+
MT	D	Max Baucus		(202) 224-2651		511 Hart	-
NC	R	Jesse Helms		(202) 224-6342		403 Dirksen	-
NC	D	John Edwards		(202) 224-3154		825 Hart	-
ND	D	Kent Conrad		(202) 224-2043		530 Hart	+
ND	D	Byron L. Dorgan		(202) 224-2551		713 Hart	+
NE	R	Chuck	Hagel		(202) 224-4224		346 Russell	+
NE	D	Robert J. Kerrey		(202) 224-6551		141 Hart	-
NH	R	Robert	Smith		(202) 224-2841		307 Dirksen	-	
NH	R	Judd Gregg		(202) 224-3324		393 Russell	-
NJ	D	Robert	Torricelli	(202) 224-3224		113 Dirksen	+
NJ	D	Frank R. Lautenberg	(202) 224-4744		506 Hart	+
NM	D	Jeff Bingaman		(202) 224-5521		703 Hart	-
NM	R	Pete V.	Domenici	(202) 224-6621		328 Hart	+
NV	D	Harry Reid		(202) 224-3542		528 Hart	+
NV	D	Richard H. Bryan	(202) 224-6244		269 Russell	+
NY	D	Daniel P. Moynihan	(202) 224-4451		464 Russell	+
NY	D	Charles	Schumer	(202) 224-6542		313 Hart	-
OH	R	George	Voinovich	(202) 224-3353		317 Hart	+
OH	R	Mike DeWine		(202) 224-2315		140 Russell	-
OK	R	Don Nickles		(202) 224-5754		133 Hart	-
OK	R	James M. Inhofe		(202) 224-4721		453 Russell	A
OR	R	Gordon	Smith		(202) 224-3753		359 Dirksen	+
OR	D	Ron Wyden		(202) 224-5244		516 Hart	-
PA	R	Arlen Specter		(202) 224-4254		711 Hart	A
PA	R	Rick Santorum		(202) 224-6324		120 Russell	-
RI	D	Jack Reed		(202) 224-4642		320 Hart	-
RI	R	John H.	Chafee		(202) 224-2921		505 Dirksen	+
SC	R	Strom	Thurmond	(202) 224-5972		217 Russell	-
SC	D	Ernest F. Hollings	(202) 224-6121		125 Russell	-
SD	D	Tim Johnson		(202) 224-5842		324 Hart	+
SD	D	Thomas A. Daschle	(202) 224-2321		509 Hart	+
TN	R	Fred Thompson		(202) 224-4944		523 Dirksen	-
TN	R	Bill Frist			(202) 224-3344		416 Russell	-
TX	R	Phi Gramm		(202) 224-2934		370 Russell	-
TX	R	Kay Bailey Hutchison	(202) 224-5922		284 Russell	-
UT	R	Orrin G.	Hatch		(202) 224-5251		131 Russell	-
UT	R	Robert F. Bennett	(202) 224-5444		431 Dirksen	-
VA	R	John Warner		(202) 224-2023		225 Russell	-
VA	D	Charles	Robb		(202) 224-4024		154 Russell	-
VT	R	James M.  Jeffords	(202) 224-5141		728 Hart	+
VT	D	Patrick J. Leahy		(202) 224-4242		433 Russell	-
WA	R	Slade Gorton		(202) 224-3441		730 Hart	-
WA	D	Patty Murray		(202) 224-2621		173 Russell	+
WI	D	Herb Kohl		(202) 224-5653		330 Hart	+
WI	D	Russell D. Feingold	(202) 224-5323		716 Hart	+
WV	D	Robert C Byrd		(202) 224-3954		311 Hart	+
WV	D	John Rockefeller	(202) 224-6472		531 Hart	+
WY	R	Michael B. Enzi		(202) 224-3424		290 Russell	-
WY	R	Craig	Thomas		(202) 224-6441		109 Hart	-


Kieran Clifford
Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project
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