Security issues at nuke plants (letter to the Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 16th, 2001)

From: "Russell D. Hoffman" <>
Subject: Security issues at nuke plants

Date: October 16th, 2001
To: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Subject: Security issues at nuke plants
From: Russell D. Hoffman, Concerned Citizen

To The Editor:

Regarding your recent article about security issues at nuke plants (shown below), some of us are very worried about that here in America too.

Here is a list of "25 simple ways to destroy a nuclear power plant, kill millions of people, destroy thousands of square miles of prime real estate for hundreds of millennia, and do it all for under $100,000 and with less than 20 people":

As a member of the press, I hope you will be making sure that your local authorities are actually considering EACH of these problems seriously.

You'll find debates about the reasons for posting such a list, and a discussion of about 1000 other problems with nukes, in the essays and correspondence posted here:

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I hope Germany has a freer press than America does, which has refused, for decades to tell the truth about nuclear power.  If Germany's press decides to let the truth out, I'm sure the German people will demand that Germany shut her nukes down ASAP, just as Americans will undoubtedly demand as well, if they ever grasp the dangers we are facing and the benign alternative energy sources we could invest in instead.


Russell Hoffman
Concerned Citizen
Carlsbad, CA (full contact information appears below)



Security Review Urged For Nuclear Plants

HUSUM. Members of Germany's Social Democrats urged the government on Monday to conduct an emergency review of security measures for the country's 19 nuclear power plants.

The plants that have serious security deficits and that lie in the flight paths of large airports should be shut down if a growing threat emerges, said the members who were meeting in Husum, a town in north Friesland. At the least, the plants must be reequipped to face the new situation, the politicians said.

Despite fears about further terror attacks, a shipment of nuclear waste to a dump in northern Germany will go ahead next month under heavy police protection, a top security official said on Monday. About 18,000 police officers will be deployed to protect the transport from a reprocessing plant in the French port of La Hague, said Heiner Bartling, the interior minister of Lower Saxony. The exact date for the shipment of six containers of waste to the Gorleben dump has been set, but will not be released for security reasons, Mr. Bartling said. Anti-nuclear activists have announced that they will conduct protests during the first week of November.

(dpa, AP)Oct. 15, 2001

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