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November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website, traprockpeace.org, which was created 10 years ago by Charles Jenks. It became one of the most populace sites in the US, and an important resource on the antiwar movement, student activism, 'depleted' uranium and other topics. Jenks authored virtually all of its web pages and multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files. As the author and registered owner of that site, his purpose here is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.

THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to PeaceJournal.org, a multimedia blog and resource center.

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War on Truth  From Warriors to Resisters
Books of the Month

The War on Truth

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

Parliamentary Questions and Answers

*Scientific Exchanges concerning Tritium Handling Facility (first item below)

*Depleted Uranium


PQAs - 9th July

Atomic Weapons 9 Jul 2003 : Column 807W
Research Establishment

Alan Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the purpose is of the new tritium plant being built at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston. [123486]

Mr. Caplin: The purpose of the new Tritium Handling Facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment is to replace a 40-year-old facility which is now being decommissioned.

Alan Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how the Department plans to secure tritium supplies after production ceases at Chapelcross. [123487]

Mr. Caplin: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Dr. Moonie) on 12 February 2002, Official Report, column 175W, to the hon. Member for Keighley (Mrs. Cryer).

Alan Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 11 June 2003, Official Report, column 915W, on scientific exchanges, if he will list the United States Departments and establishments that were visited by AWE personnel. [123589]

Mr. Caplin: AWE personnel on scientific exchanges to the United States in 2002 visited the following Departments or establishments:

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

9 Jul 2003 : Column 808W

Sandia National Laboratories

ITT Industries

Honeywell Kansas City Plant

BWXT Pantex Plant

BWXTY-12 Plant

National Nuclear Security Administration Headquarters

Bechtel Nevada

NNSA Savannah River site

Logicon RDA

Titan Corporation

Mitre Corporation

Picatinny Arsenal

US Strategic Command

Defense Threat Redaction Agency

LLE Rochester

Pacific Northwest Laboratories

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space

Boiling Air Force Base

AFT AC Patrick Air Force Base

MIT Lincoln Laboratory http://www.ll.mit.edu/about/about.html

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Science Applications International Corporation


Alan Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether, pursuant to his answer of 11 June 2003, Official Report, column 915W, on scientific exchanges, if he will list the United States Departments and establishments from which visitors to AWE have come. [123590]

Mr. Caplin: United States visitors to AWE on scientific exchanges in 2002 were from the following State Departments or establishments:

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

ITT Industries

Honeywell Kansas City Plant

BWXT Pantex Plant

BWXT Y-12 Plant

National Nuclear Security Administration Headquarters

Bechtel Nevada.

Science Applications International Corporation

Titan Corporation

US Strategic Command

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Naval Research Laboratory

Alme Associates

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space

LLE Rochester

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Strategic Systems Programs

[Websites added]


PQAs 8th July

Depleted Uranium

Mr. Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to his answer of 12 May 2003, Official Report, column 38W, on depleted uranium, when his Department plans to publish information on the depleted uranium it has fired in its area of operation in Iraq; [116216]

(2) pursuant to his answer of 12 May 2003, Official Report, column 38W, on depleted uranium, if his Department will work with the Department of Defence in the United States of America to draw up a combined report on depleted uranium that has been fired by allied forces in Iraq. [116215]

Mr. Caplin: The Ministry of Defence agrees that information should be released on how much depleted uranium has been used in the Iraq conflict and where. NATO provided information following use of DU in the Balkans conflict and the United Kingdom will do so for DU it has fired in its area of operations in Iraq. We have released information on the weight of DU expended in theatre, and are releasing information on the geographical locations of firing sites to UNEP.

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence gave on 4 June 2003, Official Report, column 445W, to the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn). We are currently in discussion with the United States about their use of DU munitions.


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