We invite you to come to Tracy’s Earth Day event for some family fun. Together, we will celebrate our planet’s special day with community activities, entertainment and information encompassing the theme “The power of the Bike”. Many of us ride bikes for health and happiness, but as Earth Day approaches it is helpful to remind ourselves that bicycles can play a pivotal role in one of society’s greatest climate challenges.
The Tri-Valley CAREs site will address local nuclear pollution and the imperative to eliminate these weapons globally.
Our nonprofit maintains a focus on the Livermore Lab’s Site 300 high explosives testing range, located on Corral Hollow Road near Tracy’s western boundary. Site 300 conducts tests that support the Lab’s nuclear weapons programs. Some tests are conducted in a large contained firing facility while others, including those too large to be set off indoors, are detonated outdoors on open-air gravel “firing tables.”
These tests have not only polluted the air, but they have also left large deposits of radioactive and toxic debris spattered around much of the 13-square mile site. Site 300 is on the EPA “Superfund” list of the most contaminated locations in the country.
Tri-Valley CAREs works to ensure that the cleanup is comprehensive and that the community’s voices are heard in the process. Our work achieved success recently when we received word that a Livermore Lab plan to detonate even larger bomb blasts at Site 300 has been shelved.
The earth is our home, and we must take care of it. Let’s enhance awareness with environmentally-conscious activities.
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