arks have been made to the effect that perhaps folks from outside Aiken, S.C., shouldn't have input into Savannah River Site policy. Let us remember that SRS, the largest nuclear weapons facility in the United States, has been completely funded by U.S. taxpayers. Our money pays every salary, builds every building and purchases every gram of plutonium manufactured in this nation.
The missions that best serve the national defense at this time are managing nuclear waste and safeguarding plutonium. Immobilization will accomplish that worthy mission where inefficient, messy MOX will not. Plutonium immobilization provides 400 jobs for 20 years and makes the world, and the environment, safer.
Glenn Carroll, Decatur, Ga.
(Editor's note: The writer is the coordinator of Georgians Against Nuclear Energy.)
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