We in Tennessee face some unusual environmental problems. See the release below. It's been going on for a while without the public knowing much about it. Now a company also plans to bring Italian nuclear waste to Tennessee for reprocessing and possible eventual "storage?" or dumping(?) somewhere out west. We're not sure if any of it will be dumped somewhere in Tennessee, which seems to be on the way to becoming the most radioactive state in the nation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chairman, Families for a Clean Tennessee
VANDERBILT AND BELMONT STUDENTS TEAM UP TO STOP BULK SURVEY FOR RELEASE AND END NUCLEAR DUMPING IN TENNESSEE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students at Vanderbilt University and Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. have spent two weekends braving the rain, cold temperatures and early morning hours to encourage fellow Tennesseans to sign a petition aimed at ending nuclear dumping in Tennessee.
Through a program known as Bulk Survey for Release, or BSFR, millions of pounds of nuclear waste from across the United States is permitted to be dumped in ordinary Tennessee landfills. No other state allows the commercial dumping of nuclear waste in ordinary landfills.
Through their efforts at Vanderbilt home football games and at other public venues around Nashville, the students have collected more than 3,000 signatures representing broad opposition to the state's Bulk Survey for Release program.
Families for a Clean Tennessee is asking concerned citizens to email and call their legislators. For more information or to email your legislator directly from their Web site, visit http://www.cleantennessee.org