Nuclear threats exist in our own state

Dr. David Hall’s guest commentary in the July 8 issue of The Daily Herald is a well-stated assessment of the chilling threats posed by the presence of nuclear weapons in the arsenals of countries around the world.

I’d like to add to his comments by pointing out that there are enormous risks associated with the mere production of nuclear energy, whether for industrial use or for weaponry.

If readers will Google “Hanford Nuclear Site” and “Wikipedia,” they will learn of the serious and ongoing environmental effects resulting from the failures of adequate containment and storage of nuclear waste created during the development of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, during the subsequent stockpiling of our nuclear arsenals, and during the subsequent production of nuclear energy for industrial use.

The danger of nuclear energy production and use for any purpose cannot be overstated.

Priscilla “Penny” White

Lake Stevens

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