Map of the Nuclear Waste Highways?
Across America’s highways drive the nuclear truckers. We don’t think about them, but they are out there.
Now there is a map that shows where the routes are. Most Americans have never seen this map.
That’s the way the Office of Secure Transportation (OST) wants it. At a cost of $250 million a year, nearly 600 couriers employed by this secretive agency within the US Department of Energy use some of the nation’s busiest roads to move America’s radioactive material wherever it needs to go—from a variety of labs, reactors and military bases, to the nation’s Pantex bomb-assembly plant in Amarillo, Texas, to the Savannah River facility. Most of the shipments are bombs or weapon components; some are radioactive metals for research or fuel for Navy ships and submarines. The shipments are on the move about once a week.
I’ll bet you never thought about this. I know I didn’t.
Then I saw the map.
There is a problem here with terrorism.
Nuclear Weapons on a Highway Near You
Big rigs with bombs are secretly cruising America's interstates. But how safe are they from terrorists or accidents?
LINK FOR MAP: http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/nuclear-truckers
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