NEW 2022 DC Days Ask Report – Read Below
View above the live recording of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) and Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) honoring Bob Alvarez with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, March 19, 2022!
Also take a look at this kudoboard where we’ve collected stories and gratitude for Bob!
Robert (Bob) Alvarez is one of the bedrock founders of the national movement to unmask the human and environmental carnage that resulted directly from the US production of a massive nuclear arsenal.
Bob helped found the Environmental Policy Institute in the mid-1970’s. He is an intrepid researcher, author, investigator, professor, and an unflagging resource to dozens of organizations around the nation. Bob always was and remains today an ally (and sometimes an accomplice) of grassroots efforts to hold the nuclear power and weapons establishment accountable.
Map of ANA Sites Across the U.S.
The map above shows the remaining 16 active Department of Energy Environmental Management sites where cleanup work is currently ongoing.
Congressional Views on Nuclear Weapons and Waste
The Congressional Mapping Project
This project tracks the views of key senators and representatives on nuclear weapons and waste. To use this resource, select the state that you wish to view and you will be redirected to a page containing information about that states’ senators and representatives.
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The map above depicts the views of various members of congress on nuclear energy and weapons.
To start viewing, simply click on a state and you will be redirected to a page with information on that states’ congressional representation.
Nuclear Ban Treaty: Resources & More Info
THE U.N. TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
On 7 July 2017 – following a decade of advocacy by ICAN and its partners – an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations adopted a landmark global agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It entered into legal force on January 22nd of this year, 2021, when the first 50 nations signed and ratified it.
Prior to the treaty’s adoption, nuclear weapons were the only weapons of mass destruction not subject to a comprehensive ban, despite their catastrophic, widespread and persistent humanitarian and environmental consequences. The new agreement fills a significant gap in international law.
It prohibits nations from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, or allowing nuclear weapons to be stationed on their territory. It also prohibits them from assisting, encouraging or inducing anyone to engage in any of these activities.
All ANA News
Our DC Days 2022 Ask Report is out now! Alliance for Nuclear Accountability groups focus on: Stopping new nuclear weapons design, engineering, production, and testing activities. Addressing challenges from cleanup and waste management, processing, storage, and...
View above the live recording of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) and Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) honoring Bob Alvarez with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, March 19, 2022! Also take a look at this kudoboard where we've...
The Department of Energy's Federal Register has the attached announcement of a public comment period through March 4, 2022 for consent-based siting of spent fuel storage. Stay tuned for sample comments from ANA and our member groups. View: Notice of Request for...
New Beyond Nuclear fact sheets opposing Consolidated Interim Storage Facilities: Maximizing Health and Environmental Protection: Permanent Geologic Disposal versus Surface Storage of Nuclear Waste; Licensing Now Underway for Two Unlawful Consolidated ‘Interim’ Storage...
By Colin Demarest firstname.lastname@example.org | Post & Courier postandcourier.com An alliance of more than 30 organizations in a Monday letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stressed that the next leader of the Energy Department’s nuclear cleanup office...
National Network of Groups at Contaminated Nuclear Weapons Sites Calls for New Leadership to Head Environmental Management at U.S. Department of Energy
Today, more than thirty nuclear watchdog organizations sent an urgent letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Janet Granholm and the White House, noting that she and the Biden administration face a critical decision that will have far-reaching environmental justice...
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY’S FY 2022 NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND CLEANUP BUDGET REQUEST May 26, 2021 For use with DOE’s scheduled budget release on Friday May 28, 2021 For more information, key contacts are listed below. The White House is releasing...
Nuclear Ban Treaty EIF slideshow from the Nuclear Resister on Vimeo.
On January 22, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force. The treaty bans the development, production, possession, deployment, testing, use and just about anything else you can imagine related to nuclear weapons. Fifty years later, nine nuclear-armed militaries possess more than 13,000 nuclear weapons, arsenals that mock their claimed commitment to disarm “at an early date.”
More than 150 sites across the country have to be managed for radioactive waste for centuries or millennia. But there’s no plan in place for how this will be done, says GAO report. The original cleanup was done “on the cheap,” says Bob Schaeffer, consultant to...