SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2007 -- Bob Sarvey, a Tracy,
California citizen/activist looked at the plan of the Lawrence Livermore
Nuclear Weapons Lab and said that it was wrong. Today the giant nuclear weapons
lab waited until the last minute and withdrew the controversial nuclear
radiation spreading proposal.
Bob Sarvey said in a prepared statement late Tuesday
afternoon, �I just received a call from the head man at the San Joaquin Valley
Air Pollution Control district, Seyed Saderin. He has decided under intense
pressure from the Lab to cancel the Site 300 permit and the hearing is off. WE
have achieved a major but temporary victory. I am sure that the lab will try
again and the DU explosions continue throughout the country and the world. But
tonight let us savor one small victory.�
The controversial and secretive Livermore Nuclear Weapons
Lab detonates in the open air about 200 radioactive �dirty bombs� a year,
creating deadly and radioactive uranium gas in the heavily populated San
Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay Areas of California. About 10 million people
live and work within the large metropolitan areas.
The University of California �managed� weapons lab had
requested, on November 12, 2006, to go from detonating 1,000 pounds of
radioactive uranium and tritium bombs a year to 8,000 pounds a year. The
request was approved by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Board in
nearby Modesto, California.
Bob Sarvey objected and filed an appeal. So did a large
housing development near the radioactive bomb site in Tracy, California. The
developer also withdrew from the case today.
Manhattan Project and Nuclear Weapons Lab retired staff
scientist Marion Fulk said today about the withdrawal by the Nuclear Weapons
Lab, �Now they can put those deadly radioactive explosions that release uranium
and tritium into the atmosphere underground.�
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