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
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
Reels 2212 and 2213