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Begun in 1992, the nuclear waste TrackWatch campaign highlights and exposes the otherwise secret nation-wide transport of highly irradiated Naval waste fuel rods. This waste, the most radioactive material on earth, comes from the propulsion reactors aboard submarines and aircraft carriers (the carrier USS Constitution has five), and is shipped secretly by train from the East and West coasts, to a remote storage site in Idaho. Nukewatch's ongoing "TrackWatch" effort helps local activists observe and publicize the shipments, it alerts both the press and local emergency response departments to the shipments, and it promotes government accountability in the event of a "mobile Chernobyl." We advocate the abolition of the nuclear navy (non-nuclear propulsion systems are available) in order to bring an end to these dangerous shipments.

last updated Sep 1 1998