Stop testing nukes

Thank you for your editorial "Commit to Test Ban," June 1, asking the critical question regarding the testing of nuclear weapons: "Which better serves Americans' security interests - a world where we encourage the continued building and testing of nuclear weapons, or one where the US takes the lead in stopping that activity?"

Of course the US should be leading the way to stop endangering peace and the environment by discontinuing underground testing.

Also, more effort should go into solar, wind, and other nonpolluting renewables. New nukes shouldn't be considered until we solve the problem of disposing of the radioactive waste that present plants have churned out. Betty Lou Wells, Fort Pierce, Fla.

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