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US nuclear weapons tests continue
If you are reading this in Aotearoa / NZ, you could write to the US ambassador giving her your views on the US government’s ongoing nuclear weapons testing programme - Ms Carol Mosley-Braun, US Embassy, PO Box 1190, Wellington; tel (04) 472 2068; fax (04) 471 2380 or 472 9804.
For more information, see previous alerts in the PMA Nuclear testing index.
Mercury, Nevada, U.S.A. 6 April 2000.
The United States Department of Energy has just conducted the subcritical nuclear test "Oboe 4" at the LYNER facility on the Nevada Test Site. This, following "Thoroughbred" on March 22 and "Oboe 3" on February 3, is the third subcritical nuclear test of 2000 by the United States. This is more tests than United States has averaged per year in recent years. These tests are a deliberate insult to all the other participants in the NPT Review Conference.
Twenty-one people gathered at sunrise in protest this morning at the Mercury entrance to the Nevada Test Site. Under the banner of Shundahai Network and lead by Western Shoshone spiritual leader Corbin Harney they conducted a ceremony following which six individuals entered onto the Test Site and were arrested. They were subsequently cited for trespass and released.
Additional protests are planned this afternoon in Las Vegas at the Department of Energy offices from 3-5p.m..
Charlie Hilfenhaus, Alliance of Atomic Veterans
Link to PMA's index page on nuclear tests.