Peace Group Tries to Force Vote Against Weapons
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A group opposed to making nuclear weapons parts at a south Kansas City factory is trying again to force a public vote on the issue.
The KC Peace Planters on Monday brought two initiative petitions to the city clerk, seeking an election next year.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/vIX5NK) that the petitions would prohibit the city from making any more contracts for parts for nuclear weapons or finance their production in the future. It also would divest itself of the municipal bonds for nuclear weapons parts if allowed by law, and no local agency could own the plant.
The second petition would require detailed contingency plans for converting nuclear weapons components plants if they are no longer used for that purpose.