STOP CASSINI Newsletter #234 -- December 1st, 1999
Copyright (c) 1999
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To: Subscribers, government officials, members of the press
From: Russell David Hoffman (in solidarity)
Re: Fit to be tie-clipped (I wish I was there): STOP CASSINI #234
Date: December 1st, 1999
This issue's subjects:
- (1) This way for the gas, Ladies and Gentleman
- (2) Y2K Glitch found at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
- (3) International Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu
- (4) Russian port rejects radioactive shipment of scrap metal
- (5) Government looks the other way -- and sees a problem
- (6) Tell Clinton how you feel -- Official government contact points
- (7) Newsletter subscription information
- (8) Newsletter Authorship notes and additional URLs
(1) This way for the gas, Ladies and Gentleman:
The WTO protests in Seattle are a terrifying prelude to Y2K. Today, the news reports around the country are ignoring the news. 20,000 labor union protestors, and probably 50,000 more environmentalists, are demanding fair and reasonable things from the World Trade Organization. This corrupt organization should never have been created. America's own trade representative, Charlene Barshefsky, spoke on CNN today about the need to understand that so-called Third World countries need time before they can apply all the humanitarian laws we have here, like child labor laws and environmental laws.
The poor people in the so-called Third World countries actually need the protection of these types of laws the most! Our Ambassador to the WTO should be saying the very things the labor unionists and environmentalists are saying!
And she should be decrying the buckets of tear gas the police are flooding downtown Seattle with as I write this. They are also using water cannon, and mounted on horses they race into and through the crowds -- somebody could get hurt.
This report is based on the few news clips which have been presented on the national and local news stations. The issues are being ignored. The WTO -- and the protests -- should be getting wall-to-wall coverage on the news. Instead the government "suddenly" has uncovered a mass grave in Mexico, reportedly containing as many as 100 bodies, apparently mostly drug informants whom the police should have protected, as they were undoubtedly promised. "It's not unusual for drug informants to disappear" says one officer nonchalantly, explaining why they didn't realize what was going on sooner.
Back in Seattle, more than anything, the waves of riot police looked like stormtroopers, as they marched down the street, unwavering, expressionless, scary. (The title of this item is a reference to a book about the Holocaust.)
Each riot policeman is probably wearing a year's salary worth of equipment, if not more. Helmeted and unidentifiable, they wear padding a football player or downhill mountainbiker would be proud of, and are equipped with tear gas grenades, a tear gas pellet gun, large bundles of tie-clip type handcuffs, radio communications equipment and billy clubs.
IT LOOKS LIKE THE CHICAGO DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, 1968.
But it's different. These guys are highly trained for effective crowd control, these guys are out to rule the area, these guys have had long and detailed training in "pain compliance techniques".
FIRE IN THE EYES
Many of the protestors have been peppersprayed. To obtain a video documentary of what being peppersprayed feels like, contact Headwaters Action Video Collective (HAVC), and order their video "Fire in the Eyes," showing police footage and background on the Headwaters campaign. Contact HAVC at firstname.lastname@example.org or by voicemail at (707)-459-5490 ext. 582. (Another way to get a very similar experience is to rub cayenne pepper or worse, fresh habanero pepper juice directly in your eyes. The author, having been a spice distributor in a previous employment, and being a klutzy fan of delightfully hot foods, has experienced these alternatives. It feels like a knife in the eye (actually, this can be taken somewhat literally, because a few months ago the author managed to get a foreign object in his eye, which an ophthalmologist had to remove under anesthesia. After a couple of days of intense pain in my right eye, I went to the optometrist.
He observed me and found nothing. I described the feeling again -- "Doc, it feels like I imagine a knife in the eye must feel like" and he looked more closely, under magnification, and identified something, and sent me to the ophthalmologist to have it removed.
Pepperspray (and knives, even microscopic ones) are very painful. It is not a pleasant experience. [Kids: Don't try this at home! Let a sworn professional do it for you -- in Seattle!]
WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE DOING THIS?
It's really pretty simple: Every right we've worked so hard to obtain, every environmental law, every labor law, every rule by which greed is kept in check in a world filled with greedy people, can be struck down by other countries, thanks to absurd and abusive agreements (made in secret) by the World Trade Organization. Even though Clinton spoke today at the meeting (lied about several things, pretended to care about others, etc.) and even though we have American representatives there, the whole idea of the WTO is against everything Americans believe in. Why? Because it supercedes our laws! For example it forces us to trade with countries who violate child labor laws, or who have no environmental laws to protect their citizens -- or us.
GOOD AMERICANS ARE PROTESTING WTO IN SEATTLE
Labor unionists and environmentalists of 1000 varieties are protesting the WTO right now, and we support their efforts. Our government riot squads are enjoying this opportunity to show the rest of the country that they mean business, and are not going to permit riots on January 1st, 2000. But are there really enough of these fearsome stormtroopers, who are trained to humiliate, demoralize, confuse and overpower any group of protestors anywhere? Are there enough of them to take care of protests everywhere, all at once?
And if there are (or there aren't), will the news reporters sit around deploring the violence? In Seattle it appears that nearly all the violence was either 1) Done by the police, 2) Done by agent provocateurs of which there are undoubtedly many, or 3) Was done by vandals-of-opportunity, who just happened to be in the right place at the right time and want to be destructive. Why are the reports ignoring the message all Americans should be receiving out of Seattle, Washington this week:
THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION IS BAD FOR AMERICA AND BAD FOR THE WORLD.
All monetary laws, all trade laws, etc. must all be secondary to environmental laws which protect the planet and humanitarian laws which protect the people. WTO is designed to skirt these very fundamental principals.
-- Russell D. Hoffman
(2) Y2K Glitch found at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant:
----- INCOMING EMAIL FROM BILL SMIRNOW: -----
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 13:48:09 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Fwd: Y2K Glitch Found at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 12:42:57 -0500
From: Paul Gunter <email@example.com>
Subject: Y2K Glitch Found at Indian Point
People may want to contact their local media to bring this item to their attention. Anyone wanting to contact NIRS
http://www.nirs.org can reach them at: 202-328-0002. In New York, The New York Times can be reached by phone at:
1. N.Y. Times: 212-556-1234, Fax:212-556-7306
2.New York Post: Phone 212-930-8000
3. New York Daily News: Phone 212-210-2100
[ An interesting Y2K-related glitch has turned up at the Indian Point units in Buchannan, NY just 35 miles from New York City having to do with the erronous disabling of a program file for control rod drive monitoring system. The Consolidated Edison error was made as a result of an earlier Y2K review on the reactors.
There are at least a couple of significant issues raised by the following NRC communication reporting the event:
1) The problem is safety significant. This PWR system monitors and alarms for reactor core reactivity levels (fuel criticality levels). Particularly, the system monitors/alarms for reactor core "hot spots" and control rod drop events that, if, occuring simultaneously and not promptly /accurately monitored and responded to by control room operators can lead to fuel damage in the reactor core.
2) The Y2K review and error was made by ConEd in March, 1999 but their erronous deletion only recently turned up as a potential problem during the restart of the unit. Indian Point was listed by NRC as "fully ready" when in fact ConEd had disabled its reactor core control/monitoring system in error. Albeit, the error has been discovered, but the level of uncertainty within other unverified work remains. Paul Gunter, NIRS ]
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Weekly Information Report
November 12, 1999
Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units 2 and 3
In March 1999, while conducting Y2K reviews, Con Edison disabled a file within PROTEUS (the plant computer) that serves as the alarm function for rod deviation monitoring. This file was developed by Con Edison and placed within PROTEUS approximately six years ago when the first cycle specific rod/bank deviation limits were established. The alarm program is a file within PROTEUS that automatically changes the Individual Rod Position Indication (IRPI) vs. Bank limits when power range instruments reach 50%. When performing their Y2K reviews, Con Ed determined that the Subject file was among 40 files that might be obsolete. These files were to be reviewed and a decision made as to whether or not they should be disabled. Due to an oversight, the 40 files, including the rod deviation monitoring file, were disabled before a proper review was conducted.
During the most recent startup, operations and computer applications personnel at IP2 realized that the file had been disabled in error. The IP3 technical specifications require that rod indications are logged once per shift if rod deviation monitoring is unavailable. To meet the requirement, Con Ed verified the rod position was within +/- 12 steps every 6 hours during startup. Con Ed then reviewed and tested the Rod Deviation Monitoring file and found it to be Y2K ready. The file has been returned to service.
Con Ed has also reviewed the other PROTEUS files that were disabled and has determined that none were disabled in error. Con Ed is planning to submit a voluntary Licenses Event Report on this Subject.
----- END OF INCOMING EMAIL FROM BILL SMIRNOW -----
(3) International Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu:
----- INCOMING EMAIL FROM THE PEACE RESOURCE CENTER, SAN DIEGO: -----
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 08:30:58 -0800
From: Carol Jahnkow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Support for Vanunu needed NOW!
From the International Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu
December 1, 1999
International Prisoners for Peace Day
***LETTERS, EMAILS AND FAXES FROM AROUND THE WORLD NEEDED NOW, CALLING
FOR MORDECHAI VANUNU'S IMMEDIATE, UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE FROM PRISON***
PLEASE POST AND SHARE WITH OTHERS
On November 24, Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot published parts of the trial protocols and investigation material in the case of nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, following the release for publication of more than 1,200 pages of material by the Jerusalem District Court. This material has been secret for the past 13 years, since Vanunu was kidnapped and tried in camera. The published articles include details of his kidnapping, testimony of Shin-Beit interrogators, and much more information related to the case. As a result of the publication of this information, public discussion has been raised in Israel about Israel's policy of secrecy on nuclear issues in general , and about the Vanunu case in particular.
SOMETIME - PROBABLY IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO - VANUNU WILL HAVE A PAROLE BOARD HEARING. THE EXACT DATE IS NOT YET KNOWN. HE HAS ALREADY SERVED OVER TWO-THIRDS OF HIS 18 YEAR SENTENCE, AND SO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE. PLEASE SEND LETTERS, FAXES AND EMAILS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO THE FOLLOWING OFFICIALS, ASKING FOR HIS UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE FROM PRISON.
Prime Minister Ehud Barak
3 Kaplan St.
Hakirya, Jerusalem 91007
Fax: + 972 2 566 4838
Email: email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister of Justice
29 Salah al-Din
Fax : + 972 2 628 5438
Minister of Public Security
P.O. Box 18182
Fax: + 972 2 581 1832
Thanks to people with the Israeli campaign to free Vanunu for translating the Yediot Ahronot articles into English. Translated articles can be found at the following website:
Background information on the Vanunu case can also be found there and at:
***As new light is shed on the case of Mordechai Vanunu and demands for his release are intensifying in Israel and abroad, please remember to send Mordechai Christmas and New Year cards. If these are mailed now, they might reach him in time for the holidays. His address:
PO Box 17
----- END OF INCOMING EMAIL FROM THE PEACE RESOURCE CENTER, SAN DIEGO -----
(4) Russian port rejects radioactive shipment of scrap metal:
This news item was delayed for unknown reasons before it got to our desk, where is was further delayed for lack of topicality. But people who were paid by NASA to control Cassini's trajectory (for example people such as David Doody) should note that Cassini could have come down anywhere on Earth, and would have caused a much bigger disruption than this 150 tons of scrap. Cassini's 400,000 Curies of Pu 238 was a horrendous potential radiological burden which should have been prohibited. -- rdh
----- INCOMING NEWS ITEM SEEN IN "RADBULL" : -----
3 Russian port rejects radioactive shipment of scrap metal
Story-Date: 07:26 a.m. PST Sunday , August 8, 1999
Russian port rejects radioactive shipment of scrap metal
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian port officials returned a 150-ton shipment of scrap metal to its sender in southern Russia because it was highly radioactive, a news report said Sunday.
The cargo included pieces of pipe that had been used for transporting oil from wells with a high natural uranium content, the ITAR-Tass news agency quoted the Stavropol Emergency Situations Committee as saying.
The shipment was emitting radiation at more than 200 times acceptable levels, the committee said. The report did not give an exact radiation level.
The metal had been shipped via train from a company based in Budyonnovsk in the southern Russian region of Stavropol to the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. It was unclear where the company was sending the metal.
For more information, visit the NewsHound website at http://www.newshound.com or send an email to email@example.com.
----- END OF INCOMING NEWS ITEM SEEN IN "RADBULL" -----
(5) United States Government looks the other way -- and sees a problem:
Amidst continuing accusations that the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant in Paducah, Kentucky has been irradiating its workers, their families, and anyone in the surrounding area with not just hexaflouride gas, but with plutonium as well (see Stop Cassini newsletter #222, November 5th, 1999), and amidst continuing accusations that America is using Depleted Uranium in spite of overwhelming evidence that doing so is a crime against humanity (reported in numerous newsletters), and amidst continued plutonium launches planned by NASA and no doubt by the military as well (email addresses you can use to protest these launches are in every issue of this newsletter), and amidst nuclear accidents and near-accidents in Tokaimura, Japan (see issue #200, others), and in Aldermaston, England, (see issues #231 & #232) and amidst numerous other nuclear problems elsewhere in the past few months, and amidst evidence of corruption within numerous of NASA's contractors, such as Boeing,
Lockheed Martin, USEC, (and not to mention the obvious corruption at S.A.I.C., obvious simply because Woody Smith, who is as corrupt as ever they come, works there (and for many other reasons)).
Amidst all this, comes this important announcement.
America IS worried about radiation!
----- INCOMING EMAIL FROM A CO-BELLIGERENT (WHO GUARANTEES ME THIS IS NOT CLASSIFIED INFORMATION: -----
Subject: [R] RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL IN FOREIGN MILITARY EQUIPMENT
RAAUZYUW RUEADWD4415 2982218-UUUU--RUERDGA.
ZNR UUUUU ZYW ZOC ZEO T ALL US ARMY REPS AND ACTIVITIES
R 221555Z OCT 99
FM DA WASHINGTON DC//DACS-SF//
UNCLAS ALARACT 090/99
SUBJECT: RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL IN FOREIGN MILITARY EQUIPMENT
A. AR 11-9, THE ARMY RADIATION SAFETY PROGRAM
B. TITLE 10, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR)
1. THIS MESSAGE REMINDS EACH COMMANDER THAT FOREIGN MILITARY
EQUIPMENT PRESENT IN HIS OR HER UNIT MAY CONTAIN RADIOACTIVE
MATERIAL. IF SUCH IS THE CASE THE COMMANDER MAY HAVE TO TAKE CERTAIN
ACTIONS TO PROTECT PEOPLE OR THE ENVIRONMENT FROM ADVERSE
CONSEQUENCES AND TO ACHIEVE REGULATORY COMPLIANCE. A RESPONSE TO
THIS MESSAGE IS NOT REQUIRED.
2. COMMANDERS OF UNITS THAT POSSESS FOREIGN MILITARY EQUIPMENT MUST
BE ALERT FOR THE POSSIBILITY THAT SUCH EQUIPMENT MAY CONTAIN
RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL. EXAMPLES FOLLOW.
A. DISPLAYED CAPTURED MILITARY VEHICLES HAVE BEEN FOUND TO
HAVE DIALS AND GAUGES THAT CONTAIN RADIUM. IN ONE INSTANCE,
SURVEYORS FOUND A FOREIGN MILITARY VEHICLE IN A PUBLIC OUTDOOR
DISPLAY AT AN ARMY ACTIVITY WITH A VANDALIZED RADIUM DIAL THAT HAD
CONTAMINATED THE VEHICLE AND THE IMMEDIATE AREA.
B. CAPTURED ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN FOUND TO HAVE
RADIOACTIVE TUBES AND RADIOACTIVE LUMINOUS MARKINGS. ONE DEVICE
DISCOVERED ON PUBLIC DISPLAY AT AN ARMY MUSEUM EMITTED RADIATION
LEVELS THAT WERE WELL ABOVE THOSE ALLOWED FOR UNRESTRICTED ACCESS.
IN ANOTHER EXAMPLE, AN INTELLIGENCE UNIT UNKNOWINGLY HELD A DEVICE
THAT CONTAINED SO MUCH RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL THAT THE UNIT REQUIRED A
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION LICENSE TO LEGALLY POSSESS IT.
3. COMMANDERS MUST ASSURE THAT PERSONNEL IN THEIR UNITS ARE AWARE OF
ALL RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL THAT IS CONTAINED IN FOREIGN MILITARY
EQUIPMENT THAT THE UNIT POSSESSES. THIS IS ALSO TO ASSURE THAT
PERSONNEL TAKE ALL APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS AND MEET ALL REGULATORY
A. CURATORS OF ARMY MUSEUMS AND COMMANDERS OF ARMY RESERVE CENTERS,
COMBAT ARMS GARRISONS, AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE UNITS MUST BE
B. LUMINOUS DIALS AND GAUGES ALMOST ALWAYS CONTAIN RADIOACTIVE
MATERIAL. CAUTION: RADIUM IN SUCH GAUGES IS EASY TO DETECT WITH
RADIAC INSTRUMENTS, BUT RADIAC INSTRUMENTS DO NOT DETECT TRITIUM AND
MAY NOT DETECT STRONTIUM-90 THROUGH GLASS.
4. AFTER DISCOVERING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL IN FOREIGN MILITARY
EQUIPMENT, COMMANDERS MAY HAVE TO DO ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
A. OBTAIN AN ARMY RADIATION AUTHORIZATION (AR 11-9) OR
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISION LICENSE (10 CFR) FOR CONTINUED
B. ARRANGE FOR DISPOSAL OF PART OR ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT AS
RADIOACTIVE WASTE (AR 11-9). IF QUALIFIED PERSONNEL CAN REMOVE THE
RADIOACTIVE COMPONENTS FROM THE EQUIPMENT, DISPOSE OF THE RADIOACTIVE
MATERIAL AND RETAIN THE EQUIPMENT.
C. RESTRICT ACCESS TO THE EQUIPMENT.
D. SURVEY THE SITE FOR RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION. DEPENDING
ON HOW MUCH, IF ANY, CONTAMINATION IS PRESENT, RESTRICT ACCESS TO THE
SITE UNTIL IT IS REMEDIATED.
5. ASSISTANCE TO COMMANDERS IS AVAILABLE.
A. THE INSTALLATION RADIATION SAFETY OFFICER HAS INFORMATION
AND POINTS-OF-CONTACT TO PROVIDE INITIAL RESPONSE.
B. IF THE LOCAL ARMY HOSPITAL HAS A NUCLEAR MEDICINE CLINIC, THEN THE
HOSPITAL'S RADIATION SAFETY OFFICER (RSO) HAS THE EXPERTISE AND
EQUIPMENT TO DETECT RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL. YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT THE
REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER RSO FOR CONSULTATION.
B. PERSONNEL AT THE U.S. ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE (CHPPM) CAN ASSIST. CALL DSN ###-#### OR COMM
C. PERSONNEL AT THE NATIONAL GROUND INTELLIGENCE CENTER HAVE
MANUALS AND INFORMATION ABOUT FOREIGN EQUIPMENT THAT CONTAINS
RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL. CALL DSN ###-#### OR COMM (###) ###-####.
D. PERSONNEL AT THE DOD LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE EXECUTIVE
AGENCY WILL HELP YOU DISPOSE OF YOUR RADIOACTIVE WASTE. CALL DSN
###-#### OR COMM (###) ###-####/####.
E. PERSONNEL AT THE U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL SCHOOL INCLUDE
INFORMATION ABOUT SUBJECT FOREIGN MILITARY EQUIPMENT IN THEIR
TRAINING AND CAN PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHS AND COMPUTER FILES OF
PRESENTATIONS. CALL DSN ###-#### OR COMM (###) ###-#### EXT. 36210.
6. THE NATIONAL GROUND INTELLIGENCE CENTER MAINTAINS ARMY-WIDE
VISIBILITY ON FOREIGN MATERIEL IN THE UNITED STATES, AND DOCUMENTS
RADIOACTIVE SOURCES IN FOREIGN MATERIEL. NOTIFY THEIR RADIATION
SAFETY OFFICER (PARA 5C) ABOUT SOURCES FOUND IN FOREIGN MATERIEL FOR
INCLUSION IN THEIR REFERENCE GUIDE (TITLE: IDENTIFICATION GUIDE FOR
RADIOACTIVE SOURCES IN FOREIGN MATERIEL).
6. HQDA POINT-OF-CONTACT IS COL CHERRY, ARMY RADIATION SAFETY
OFFICER, DSN ###-#### OR COMM (###) ###-####.
7. THIS MESSAGE WILL EXPIRE 30 SEPTEMBER 2000.
----- END OF INCOMING EMAIL FROM A CO-BELLIGERENT -----
I blocked out the phone numbers. It was fun to pretend I was censoring something important to help keep the gears of my country's military running smoothly over hill and dale (and, alas, over the rights of protestors in Seattle and citizens everywhere).
I think this co-belligerent might be aware that I like to visit military museums, and will be more careful how close I get to those dials in the future. The co-belligerent adds, "Don't ever say I haven't been nice to you from time to time!"
Seriously, this points out (among other things) the very reason real Americans should be strongly against the World Trade Organization and all that it represents. American laws work to protect American workers from radiation dangers, and the WTO weakens those laws. Time was, when workers would lick the brushes they were using to paint the dials -- they didn't know any better -- getting radium all over themselves, their clothes, their families, etc. Their cancer rates were phenomenal -- a catastrophe. In other countries the laws are far less strict, and the need for jobs -- any jobs -- is far greater. Worse, the lack of knowledge on the part of the workers is more severe. All these are why the WTO is bad for America and bad for the world.
(6) Tell Clinton how you feel -- Official government contact points:
To contact the top government officials:
President Bill Clinton
White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20500
Phone -- (202) 456-1111 Fax -- (202) 456-2461
e-mail -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Albert Gore (same address)
Phone -- (202) 456-1414 Fax -- (202) 456-2461
e-mail -- email@example.com
Secretary William Cohen
Washington D.C. 20301
Phone -- (703) 695-6352 Fax -- (703) 695-1149
Secretary Bill Richardson
Department of Energy (DoE)
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington D.C. 20585
Phone -- (202) 586-6210 Fax -- (202) 586-4403
To learn about the absurd excuses NASA used to launch Cassini and its 72.3 pounds of plutonium in 1997, ask them for the 1995 Environmental Impact Statement for the Cassini mission, and all subsequent documentation. At the same time, be sure to ask them for ANY and ALL documentation available on future uses of plutonium in space, including MILITARY, CIVILIAN, or "OTHER" (just in case they make a new category somehow!). To get this information, contact:
Cassini Public Information
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena CA 91109
(818) 354-5011 or (818) 354-6478
Here's NASA's "comments" email address:
Daniel Goldin is the head of NASA. Here's his email address:
Here's the NASA URL to find additional addresses to submit written questions to:
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT NASA IS DOING TO YOUR HEALTH.
NASA should never have been allowed to launch monstrosities like Cassini and Galileo, but the next breed -- such as Europa Orbiter and Pluto-Kuiper Express are not much better and the policy is being set for greatly increased rates of missions! The danger continues! To complain to NASA about their future nuclear space probes, here are two addresses you can use:
For Europa Orbiter:
"Europa Orbiter comments" firstname.lastname@example.org
For Pluto-Kuiper Express:
"Pluto-Kuiper Express comments" email@example.com
Be sure to "cc" the president and VP and your senators and congresspeople, too.
Always include your full name and postal address in all correspondence to any Government official of any country, because otherwise they will throw it out unread, or hand it directly to their police force to try to identify the author. (Thus, nothing good will come of it.) Also, ALWAYS include a personal message of some sort, indicating YOUR OWN VIEWS, even if you include a lot of material written by other people (me, for instance).
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