I have been wondering why there is a desire to build a children’s sports complex or a housing development like Tracy Hills anywhere near Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Site 300 or its proposed bio-lab.
The proposed community of Tracy Hills is a mile from Site 300. Its closeness is mortifying. Site 300 was there long before the plans for Tracy Hills or the grassroots ideas of Let Children Play — Now!
If a scientist like Marion Fulk, a retiree from the Livermore lab who worked on the Manhattan Project, refers to the dangers of breathing uranium-238 as a “triple-threat to human health,” I’d rather not let children have cancer now. Although the natural gas lines under the old antenna farm are at least 200 feet away from where the sports fields are planed, how traumatized do you think a 5-year-old — or a mother whose nature is to nurture that child — would be if there were a massive explosion
I used to have a phobia about lightning until there was a storm overhead while I was camping under the trees. Call it shock therapy by having a phobia scared out of you, but I’d rather not “let children play now,” with the possibility of a long and painful death, or even a quick short one.
Deborah Littleton, Tracy