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Mavis Belisle

Region: Panhandle

Topics: Pollution, Nuclear waste, Nuclear weapons, Energy,  Groundwater, Aquifer, Pantex, Comanche Peak Power Plant


Ms. Belisle is an environmental and peace activist.

From 1979 to 1991, she was involved with the Armadillo Coalition of Texas and the Comanche Peak Life Force in legal research, organizing and nonviolent civil disobedience in opposition to construction and operation of the Comanche Peak nuclear utility plant near Glen Rose, Texas.

Since 1991, she has served as executive director of the Peace Farm, a non-profit organization located in Panhandle, Texas, northeast of Amarillo. The Peace Farm is a permanent facility dedicated to raising awareness of the nuclear weapons role and hazardous waste contamination impacts of the Panhandle-based Pantex plant. While the Peace Farm supports the Pantex facility's post-Cold War work on disassembly of nuclear warheads, the group remains concerned about the 3000-acre site's stockpiling of some 15,000 triggers or "pits", the equivalent of 50 tons of plutonium, and the evidence of groundwater contamination by solvents and munitions.



October 3, 2002
Panhandle, Texas
Reels 2212 and 2213

Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Ms. Belisle.

Please see the video (reels 2212 and 2213) or the transcript from Mrs. Belisle's full  interview.






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