Bush is the Bomb

Stop Divine Strake Detonation

On June 2nd the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) plans to detonate a 700 ton ammonium nitrate and fuel oil explosive at Divine Strake, located 65 miles north of
Las Vegas, in order to simulate a low-yield nuclear weapon. This test will be performed merely miles away from past nuclear test sites, and an environmental impact statement has yet to be done in order to verify if there is radioactive contamination present at Divine Strake.

The Divine Strake test will occur on Western Shoshone tribal lands, where DTRA is uninvited and unwelcome. The Western Shoshone tribe has been fighting to shut down the Nevada Test Site, where Divine Strake will occur, for years. Recently the tribe took its complaints to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). CERD found that the
United States is in violation of basic human rights standards and international law. CERD further ordered the
United States to “freeze, desist, and stop” their actions on Western Shoshone tribal lands.

In response to the DTRA’s planned test at Divine Strake, the Stop the Divine Strake Coalition has planned an event to take place from May 27th to May 29th. This event will be held at the Nevada Test Site Peace Camp, located across Highway 95 from Divine Strake. If the DTRA continues with its test vigil activities will be held at U.S. Federal Buildings and Bechtel Corporation offices on June 1st and 2nd.

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