LIVERMORE -- A plan that discusses sending plutonium bomb cores from the Los Alamos Laboratory to Lawrence Livermore for testing will be among the topics discussed at a public meeting held by a lab watchdog group Jan. 30.

The meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Livermore main library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. Speakers will include Marylia Kelley, executive director of Tri-Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment) and staff attorney Scott Yundt, environmental scientist Peter Strauss, and Jay Coghlin of Nuke Watch New Mexico.

Other topics for discussion are Superfund cleanup, the National Ignition Facility, and biowarfare research at the lab.

Proposed by Los Alamos National Security and the National Nuclear Security Administration as an alternative to a delayed nuclear storage facility, the plan considers transporting plutonium to Livermore's Superblock facility for diagnostics. The plan is opposed by various anti-nuclear groups, including Tri-Valley CAREs.

For more information on the meeting, visit www.trivalleycares.org.

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