Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | January 22, 2014

Republican Lawmaker Ryan Wilcox from Utah lobbies Washington for CTBT ratification

Standard Examiner

“N. Ogden legislator lobbies for nuclear test ban treaty”

“NORTH OGDEN – A Weber County lawmaker is in Washington Wednesday to lobby federal officials for ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty on nuclear weapons.

Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-North Ogden, said it is far more important to get in place than anything he may accomplish this session in Utah.

[…]

Wilcox said Utahns have already paid the price of nuclear arms testing, with downwinders and a high occurrence of cancer among those exposed to the fallout from those tests.

“This is not just a Washington thing. It affects everyone. We’re the ones that have paid the price for the testing. We’ve lost nearly a half million Utahns to cancer,” Wilcox said.”

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