Notice of Reopening Public Comment Period for NASA Pluto-Kuiper Belt Plutonium Space Mission
July 18, 2002
Written comments are due before July 25, 2002.
Comments should include the following points:
1) Launching of plutonium RTG's is dangerous and in a worst case release could contaminate significant portions of the environment. Any environmental impact statement must give detailed description of the consequences of such an accident.
2) The processing and fabrication of RTG's at various Dept of Energy facilities is dangerous to workers and local communities.
3) NASA should be developing non-radioactive alternative power sources for deep space missions and until they do plutonium should not be launched into space.
4) Not just U.S. citizens would be impacted by a space plutonium accident. This is a global concern.
SEND COMMENTS TO:
Mr. Kurt Lindstrom
or send e-mail to: email@example.com
Comments from international citizens would be appreciated as well.
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