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Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Declaration Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Declaration

The Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone is a campaign of interested and con- The Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone is a campaign of interested and con-
cerned citizens who seek to bring attention to the dangers of nuclear weapons both cerned citizens who seek to bring attention to the dangers of nuclear weapons both
locally and globally, engage civil society to work for global abolition of nuclear- locally and globally, engage civil society to work for global abolition of nuclear
weapons, and publicize measures that the U.S. government must take to lead in the weapons, and publicize measures that the U.S. government must take to lead in the
abolition of nuclear weapons. abolition of nuclear weapons.

The basis for the Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone campaign includes inter- The basis for the Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone campaign includes inter-
national laws, treaties and resolutions; statements of nuclear weapons experts, former national laws, treaties and resolutions; statements of nuclear weapons experts, former
diplomats and military officers; and scientific studies that warn against any use of diplomats and military officers; and scientific studies that warn against any use of
nuclear weapons. nuclear weapons.

We the undersigned, in solidarity with others around the world working to abolish We the undersigned, in solidarity with others around the world working to abolish
nuclear weapons and as a statement in opposition to the U.S. government’s contin- nuclear weapons and as a statement in opposition to the U.S. government’s contin-
ued reliance on and development of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems, ued reliance on and development of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems,
hereby declare Puget Sound to be a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone. hereby declare Puget Sound to be a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone.

We assert our right and duty as citizens acting in good conscience, good faith, and in We assert our right and duty as citizens acting in good conscience, good faith, and in
keeping with both U.S. law and International humanitarian law, to establish this Puget keeping with both U.S. law and International humanitarian law, to establish this Puget
Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone. Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone.

We support the right of cities, counties, states, nations and groups of nations to estab- We support the right of cities, counties, states, nations and groups of nations to estab-
lish nuclear weapon free zones. We applaud those that have previously established lish nuclear weapon free zones. We applaud those that have previously established
such zones, and call on all elected officials to establish nuclear weapon free zones. such zones, and call on all elected officials to establish nuclear weapon free zones.

We call on the U.S. Government to refrain from producing, acquiring or in any other We call on the U.S. Government to refrain from producing, acquiring or in any other
way possessing nuclear weapons and nuclear explosive devices and from permitting way possessing nuclear weapons and nuclear explosive devices and from permitting
the stationing of nuclear weapons or their delivery systems in the Puget Sound region. the stationing of nuclear weapons or their delivery systems in the Puget Sound region.

We call on the U.S. Government to place its nuclear weapons facilities in Puget Sound We call on the U.S. Government to place its nuclear weapons facilities in Puget Sound
under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards. under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards.

We call on the U.S. Government to declare its support for the establishment of the We call on the U.S. Government to declare its support for the establishment of the
Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone. Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone.

We further call on the government of the United States to set an example to other We further call on the government of the United States to set an example to other
nations by immediately initiating good faith efforts to engage in multilateral nations by immediately initiating good faith efforts to engage in multilateral
negotiations toward complete, global disarmament, and honoring previously ne- negotiations toward complete, global disarmament, and honoring previously ne-
gotiated treaties including but not limited to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). gotiated treaties including but not limited to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty(NPT).

Initiated on this day, March 17, 2011 by: Leonard Eiger, Bix Bichsel, SJ and Tom Shea Initiated on this day, March 17, 2011 by: Leonard Eiger, Bix Bichsel, SJ and Tom Shea

To sign the Declaration: email Leonard at: subversivepeacemaking@gmail.com; please To sign the Declaration: email Leonard at: subversivepeacemaking@gmail.com; please
include your name, city and state. Or www.psnukefree.org include your name, city and state. ww.psnukefree.org
Basic Fact Sheet for Nuclear Weapons and Trident Basic Fact Sheet for Nuclear Weapons and Trident

Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor—Homeport for 8 Trident Submarines Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor—Homeport for 8 Trident Submarines
that serve as the sea based nuclear launch system of the Air, that serve as the sea based nuclear launch system of the Air,
Land, and Sea Nuclear Triad. Land, and Sea Nuclear Triad.

This base is home to the largest stockpile of nuclear warheads This base is home to the largest stockpile of nuclear warheads
(approx. 20% of the U.S. nuclear arsenal) more than England, (approx. 20% of the U.S. nuclear arsenal) more than England,
France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea combined. France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea combined.

Each Trident Submarine has 24 D-5 Nuclear Missiles on board. Each Trident Submarine has 24 D-5 Nuclear Missiles on board.
Price of one D-5 missile—$60 Million. Price of one D-5 missile—$60 Million.

Each D-5 Trident Missile can carry up to 8 individually targeted Each D-5 Trident Missile can carry up to 8 individually targeted
nuclear warheads. nuclear warheads.

Each Trident Submarine has the capability of destroying 144-192 Each Trident Submarine has the capability of destroying 144-192
cities anywhere on the planet within a 15 minute time frame. cities anywhere on the planet within a 15 minute time frame.

Plans are underway to replace the Trident submarines at a cost Plans are underway to replace the Trident submarines at a cost
of approx. $99 Billion—(Ground Zero is working to stop this of approx. $99 Billion—(Ground Zero is working to stop this
program). program).

The 8 Trident Subs at Bangor currently cost $77 million per year The 8 Trident Subs at Bangor currently cost $77 million per year
to operate, and test launches cost $60 million each. to operate, and test launches cost $60 million each.

Treaties have been signed to work toward nuclear disarmament Treaties have been signed to work toward nuclear disarmament
Yet, there are three new facilities being built to produce more Yet, there are three new facilities being built to produce more
nuclear warheads and enhance those we now have. nuclear warheads and enhance those we now have.

The Navy is planning to spend $800 Million to build a second The Navy is planning to spend $800 Million to build a second
Explosives Handling Wharf at Bangor. Explosives Handling Wharf at Bangor.

The W-76 nuclear warheads are being trucked from Bangor to The W-76 nuclear warheads are being trucked from Bangor to
the Pantex Corp. in Amarillo, TX for “life extension”. the Pantex Corp. in Amarillo, TX for “life extension”.

For more information: www.gzcenter.org or 360-930-8697 For more information: www.gzcenter.org or 360-930-8697