Friday, November 12, 2004  

By: Dolores Fox Ciardelli
Published In: Pleasanton Weekly - Online Edition

When Marylia Kelley moved to Livermore with her 8-year-old son in 1976, she became aware of a big secret in town. No one would talk about the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory or its work developing nuclear weapons.
"Livermore was in many respects a great place to raise a child, with parks and soccer programs," recalled Kelley, 52, founder of Tri-Valley CAREs. She was then attending the UC Berkeley School of Journalism.

"But no one talked about the Lab. As a new person, and naturally curious, I asked a lot of questions, and people generally changed the subject. To say 'nuclear...

Click here to read the full article.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004  
A new nuke nightmare

By: Mitchell Anderson
Published In: SF Bay Guardian

Fifteen years after the end of the cold war, when the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile should presumably be dwindling, the Bush administration proposed in February to dramatically expand nuclear work at the East Bay's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The proposal, outlined in a beastly 2,500-page environmental study by the Department of Energy, calls for the facility to begin preparing for a return to full-scale nuclear testing and to revive a cold war plan to create weapons-grade plutonium using lasers.

The plan would also allow the facility, situated about 40 miles from ...

Click here to read the full article.