Scientists Join Senator Markey in Opposing Resumption of Nuclear Weapons Testing,

On the 75th anniversary of the “Trinity” nuclear test explosion in 1945, Senator Edward J. Markey led a virtual press conference today expressing his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s signals that it may resume the US nuclear weapons testing program, which was ended in 1992.

Markey was joined by leading scientists, including several Nobel Laureates, and nuclear disarmament advocates who announced the publication in the July 17th issue of Science magazine of their Open Letter to the nation’s scientific community. The letter opposes the resumption of nuclear weapons testing—an arms race accelerator and an environmental threat—and calls for Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and passage of Sen. Markey’s PLANET Act (S.3886), which would prohibit the renewal of such testing. Läs artikel