Just 20 miles west of Seattle are Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and the Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific (SWFPAC). Bangor is home port to 8 of the U.S. Navy's Trident nuclear submarines, each one carrying 24 Trident D-5 missiles, and each missile capable of carrying up to 8 nuclear armed warheads. SWFPAC is the Navy's nuclear weapons storage depot where the nuclear warheads are stored, maintained and deployed.
|Theresa Power-Drutis, who created our yard signs!|
The Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone is at the heart of our plan to magnify other nuclear abolition efforts including the campaign to stop the Navy from building a Second Explosives Handling Wharf at Bangor, a campaign to stop the Navy from building a new $80 billion fleet of ballistic missile submarines, and the Mayors for Peace project.
We formally announced the Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone on April 26, 2011, the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, with news conferences. We are soliciting endorsements of individuals and organizations throughout Puget Sound, as well as throughout our nation and around the world. Go to the Declaration page to read the document and add your endorsement.
Watch our Home Page for Blog posts, announcements and ways we can work together toward a nuclear weapon free world beginning right here in our own front yard - Puget Sound!
Leonard Eiger, Coordinator, Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone