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Watchdog group headed for DC to challenge nuclear weapons budget

Original post made on Apr 1, 2011

A delegation from Tri-Valley CAREs is leaving for Washington, D.C., to press for funding priorities other than nuclear weapons.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 1, 2011, 6:59 AM

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Posted by Can you spell GADFLY?
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm

These people often have very limited technical knowledge, yet spend lots of time and effort opposing nearly everything. Have they said anything good about the research that often produces great advances for society?
They've made a career of it, including getting the Labs to give them free office space, etc, and even getting federal grants to support their efforts to oppose federal programs. What's wrong with this picture?

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Posted by science student
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

"Tri-Valley CAREs has joined scientists and community-based organizations up and down the California coast, and in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Canada, to conduct background radiation monitoring after the Japanese nuclear tragedy at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, to ensure that the results are publicly available. "

I'm glad that we have watchdogs groups who do what they can to make sure we are all safe. It is also important to remember that the nuclear "tragedy" in Japan hasn't caused a yet caused a single injury to anyone outside the plant and radiation levels in outside the evacuation zone are quite low.

Web Link

Much of the reporting had been quite technically bad and alarmist.

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Posted by Scientist
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 1, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Congratulations Gadfly for clearly spelling your convictions. I'm certain your 'informed' opinion convinced many readers. I'm not one of them.

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Posted by Research analyst
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Gadfly, do you understand how federal research grants work? Obviously you don't, otherwise you wouldn't be stewing about a respected watchdog group getting federal grant money. I'm all for free expression of ideas. But I think people who express them should admit of some obligation to get informed before they start spouting off.

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