Tell Congress: Stop Poisoning the People of Vieques, Fund Closed Detonation Chambers


The U.S. government is cleaning up the toxic mess left on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, after decades of bombing practice, by finding unexploded ordnance and blowing it up in the open air -- adding to, rather than diminishing health risks. 

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Endorsed by:
Vidas Viequenses Valen,
Radio Vieques,

Incubadora Microempresas de Bieke,
Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB),
Cease Fire Campaign,
LatinoJustice PRLDEF,
La Colmena Cimarrona,
VAMOS,
Proyecto  Cabachuelas,
Editora Educación Emergente,
Vieques En Rescate,
PROTESTAmos,
Sindicato Puertorriqueño de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras (SPT),
Boricuá,
CODEPINK,
World BEYOND War,
RootsAction.org,
JunteGente,
El Bosque Modelo de Puerto Rico,
Cooperativa Orgánica Madre Tierra,
Para la Naturaleza
Toabajeños en Defensa del Ambiente
HASER, In
JUNTE DE ARTISTAS BORICUAS
Orquesta Criolla Nacional Mapeyé
CORALations Culebra  
La Asociacón Puertorriqueña de Profesores Universitarios (APPU)

Background:
>>  H.R.2500 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, Section 329
>>  CRS Report for Congress: Vieques and Culebra Islands: An Analysis of Cleanup Status and Costs
>>  National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Alternatives for the Demilitarization of Conventional Munitions
>>  Cruz Maria Nazario, John Lindsay-Poland, and Déborah Santana: Health in Vieques: A Crisis and its Causes
>>  Video: Testimony of Myrna Veda Pagán
>>  Vidas Viequenses Valen
>>  Military Munitions Disposal is Polluting Puerto Rico, Despite Safer Alternatives
>>  Sites Where Alternatives to Open Burning / Open Detonation Have Been Approved
>>  Letter from 17 Congress Members to Committee Chairs