Nuclear Control Institute
1000 Connecticut Avenue N.W.
Suite 410
Washington DC 2003


Committee to Bridge the Gap
1637 Butler Avenue
Suite 203
Los Angeles CA 90025



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Contact:   Steven Dolley, NCI:  202-822-8444
  Paul Leventhal, NCI: 202-822-6623
  Bennett Ramberg, CBG: 310-478-0829


When:   Tuesday, September 25, 2001, 9:30 AM


Where:   National Press Club, West Room


Subject:   Vulnerability of the nation's 103 nuclear power reactors to terrorist attack
  and emergency measures still needed to prevent catastrophic consequences.



  Paul Leventhal, president, Nuclear Control Institute

  Daniel Hirsch, president, Committee to Bridge the Gap

  Dr. Edwin Lyman, scientific director, Nuclear Control Institute

  Dr. Bennett Ramberg, research director, Committee to Bridge the Gap;
   author of Nuclear Power Plants As Weapons for the Enemy:
  An Unrecognized Military Peril
(University of California Press)

  Tom Clements, executive director, Nuclear Control Institute

 Latest links:  
  Transcript of NCI-CBG Press Conference (PDF)
  Press release (Sept. 25, 2001)
  Letter to NRC Chairman Meserve (Sept. 14)
  Response from NRC Chairman Meserve (GIF)
  Rep. Ed Markey's letter to NRC Chairman Meserve: First & Second Document (PDF)
  NCI President Paul Leventhal & NEI President  Joe Colvin debate nuclear plant security,
    "Morning Edition" NPR, Sept. 25, 2001 (Real)
  Statement by Daniel Hirsch, President of the Committee to Bridge the Gap
  "Vulnerability of Nuclear Power Plant Containment Buildings to Penetration by Aircraft"
    (Abridged) by NCI Scientific Director Edwin Lyman
   "NRC and Nuclear Industry Claims Regarding the Ability of Nuclear Plant Containments
    to Withstand Aircraft Crashes" by NCI Research Director Steven Dolley
  Statement of Dr. Bennett Ramberg, Research Director, Committee to Bridge the Gap; author
    of "Nuclear Power Plants As Weapons for the Enemy: An Unrecognized Military Peril"
    (University of California Press)
  Nuclear Energy Institute's "Nuclear Plant Security FAQ"
  NRC Urges Increased Security (Sept. 11)
  Nuclear Regulatory Commission news release: "NRC Reacts to Terrorist Attacks" (Sept. 21)
  "Publications & Documents on Prevention of Nuclear Terrorism 1984-2001"
    (Compiled by Sharon Tanzer, Vice-President and Steven Dolley, Research Director, NCI)
    NCI & Committee to Bridge the Gap
  "Protecting Nuclear Reactors" Excerpt from the Recommendations of the International Task
    Force on the Prevention of Nuclear Terrorism, Nuclear Control Institute, 1986 (GIF format)