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Wednesday, March 19, 2008  
Nation's nuclear option

By: Danielle MacMurchy
Published In: Tracy Press

The Department of Energy could stop open-air bomb tests at Site 300 under a plan for the nation's nuclear weapons complex. But some activists who showed up at a meeting in Tracy were not impressed.

Groups like Western States Legal Foundation, Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility and Tri-Valley CAREs set up information booths and lined the room with photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb victims.

?There?s no such thing as a safe nuclear weapon,? said Jacqueline Cabasso, executive director of Western States, a nuclear weapons watchdog that says the plan would really cost $150 billion. ?This is just business as usual.?

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