Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Deadly Nuclear Legacy



A huge legacy of the cold war hulks on the shores of Enewetak atoll in the south Pacific: the Runit Dome, housing 111,000 cubic yards of radioactive debris left behind after 12 years of US nuclear tests. According to a report by the US Department of Energy, soil around the dome is already more contaminated than its contents. Now locals, scientists and environmental activists fear that a storm surge, typhoon or other cataclysmic event brought on by climate change could tear the concrete structure wide open, releasing its contents into the ocean.

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