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Who is Tri-Valley CARES?

March 15, 2019
Tracy Press


Our nonprofit organization, Tri-Valley CAREs, has been collaborating with community organizations and elected officials to promote peace, justice and a healthy environment for over 30 years. Over the years, we have gained involvement from Tracy’s residents in the discussion about Site 300. Our goal is to develop more community involvement to inform and involve residents on community issues.

Who we are:

Since 1983, Tri-Valley CAREs has been comprised of laboratory workers and residents who work, live or recreate near the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the two locations where all the U.S. nuclear weapons are designed. Our group has a program to help laboratory workers who have been made ill by on-the-job exposure to obtain compensation. Further, we have an ongoing program to improve the cleanup of toxic and radioactive wastes at the laboratory’s Site 300 under the federal Superfund law. In recent months, we have expanded our programs to include to increase the size of toxic open-air blasts at Site 300, the 11-square-mile site about a mile away from the southwest Tracy border. Moreover, we help residents voice their concerns with decision makers at every level in both English and Spanish.

Tri-Valley CAREs involves the community by providing:

  • Spanish-translated materials.
  • Citizen’s Watch member newsletter.
  • Community meetings with Spanish translator.
  • Action events.

We look forward to expanding our relationship to better serve our communities.

Contact: Raiza Marciscano-Bettis, 902 N. Central Ave., Ste. 201, Tracy, CA 95376.

Raiza Marciscano-Bettis,


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