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April 14, 2004

Go, Ed, Go

Rep. Ed Markey (D, MA) sent letters to the EPA, DOE, and NRC on April 9, 2004 requesting:

...the immediate declassification of all documents in the possession of the [agency in question] related to the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear accident in accordance with Presidential Executive Order 13292. In addition, I ask that you provide me with a copy of all such documents.

As you know, the 25 year anniversary of the TMI accident was on March 28, 2004...

...You may be aware that Presidential Executive Order 13292 Part 3, which was published on March 25, 2003, states that "Our democratic principles require that the American people be informed of the activities of their Government," that "information shall be declassified as soon as it no longer meets the standards for classification under this order," and ultimately calls for automatic declassification of documents that are more than 25 years old. The only materials that would be exempt from the automatic declassification requirements would be those that would threaten national or homeland security or those that reveal the identity of a confidential human source.

Ed's not my Congressman, but I can launch a frisbee from my front porch into his district. Let's hope his request is successful.

(Via Secrecy News)

Posted by Brenden at April 14, 2004 11:53 PM


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