Pardon my "French", but can we please not build one more f&*$!^@ nuclear weapon? Could someone have picked a worse time to devote $150 billion to NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS development?
The below is from the Ploughshares Fund:
At a time when the United States is trying to convince Iran and North Korea to abandon their nuclear weapons program, we should not be expanding our own.
But building more nuclear bombs is exactly what the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) plans to do!
The NNSA has proposed an expensive, dangerous, and unnecessary overhaul of the current nuclear complex, called Complex 2030. This overhaul would give the U.S. the ability to produce up to 125 nuclear weapons per year - a level comparable to Cold War levels - and would cost an exorbitant $150 billion. Contrary to its stated aim of downsizing the nuclear weapons infrastructure, the plan is a Trojan horse that would give the U.S. the ability to produce nuclear bombs indefinitely.
The Federal Government is taking comments on this, but only for a short time. Please help me by signing the petition against this colossal waste of taxpayer dollars. If you could add some comments of your own, that would help greatly.
In my opinion, if the NNSA (a branch of the DOE) has $150 billion they need to blow, they could be working on making existing nuclear facilities safer, and come up with power plant designs that produce less waste and more power. But, I could think of a few more things to do with the money...