On Tuesday, August 28, the California Senate voted to approve AJR 33, a resolution that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and implement important protective policies. The Senate also approved AJR 30, a resolution that supports federal legislation to restrict the President’s sole, unchecked authority to launch a first nuclear strike.
Right now, 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) near San Diego are in the process of being buried on the beach, just 100 feet from the ocean and a mere few feet above the water table. This puts the health and safety of the community and environment at alarming risk. Demand a better solution.
Los Angeles has added its name to a growing number of individuals, organizations, and cities that are calling for the United States to take action to prevent nuclear war. On Wednesday, August 8, the Los Angeles City Council voted to approve a resolution that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and implement important protective policies
PSR-LA is pleased to announce the following events to remember the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan and to advocate for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.
In 2017, Los Angeles County spent $1,920,146,524 on nuclear weapons programs, and the city of Los Angeles spent $766,022,289! These are tax dollars diverted from community needs such as education, health care, environmental protection, and many other important social services – spent instead on deadly weapons that must never be used.
Change.org has produced a new video about pediatric cancers near the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory – and the failure of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to uphold its commitments to clean up the site’s nuclear and chemical contamination.