Join ANA for VIRTUAL DC DAYS - MAY 16-20, 2022

ANA will again do a VIRTUAL DC DAYS in 2022. Meetings will primarily be the week of May 16-20, 2022.

Click the link above to find materials about DC Days, including training materials, scheduled meetings, and other information.  There is also basic information about DC Days in the FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions, included on that page.

The meetings will have a similar format to 2021: with team leaders, participants, and observers (who can watch but won’t be speaking during the meeting).

We know that our weapons, waste, and cleanup issues are very important now, and we look forward to your participation in 2022 DC Days!

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Our Issues

NUCLEAR WEAPONS

We work to oppose our massive nuclear weapons complex. This expensive and dangerous choice is something we can change.

NUCLEAR WASTE

Nuclear waste remains a dangerous legacy of energy and weapons production. We need a responsible nuclear waste disposal strategy.

NUCLEAR ENERGY

The time has come for a carbon-free, nuclear free future. Nuclear Energy is expensive, dirty, and dangerous; We can do better.

What’s New

NEW 2022 DC Days Ask Report – Read Below

‘Big and bold action’ needed from next DOE cleanup boss, say advocates

‘Big and bold action’ needed from next DOE cleanup boss, say advocates

By Colin Demarest cdemarest@aikenstandard.com | 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 must be dedicated to environmental justice and be capable of making real progress.

The status quo at Environmental Management “will not get the job done,” the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability board president, Marylia Kelley, wrote, and “big and bold action is needed” at the uppermost levels.

“It is critical that the person who holds this office” – the assistant secretary for Environmental Management – “have a deep, genuine, and effective commitment to remedying the damage done to affected communities living near the highly contaminated sites of the DOE nuclear complex,” Kelley continued.

Environmental Management was organized decades ago to address the legacy of nuclear weapons development and other government-sponsored energy research: radioactive wastes, contaminated buildings, polluted swaths of land. Environmental Management oversees the Savannah River Site, the 310-square-mile reserve south of Aiken where plutonium was once produced.
The assistant secretary for Environmental Management – often referred to as “EM-1” – is a Senate-confirmed position. The post is currently held, in an acting capacity, by William “Ike” White, who previously served at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

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Map of ANA Sites Across the U.S.

CLEANUP SITES


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.

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All ANA News

Top Ten List of Priorities for the Biden/Harris Administration from Nuclear Weapons Communities

Top Ten List of Priorities for the Biden/Harris Administration from Nuclear Weapons Communities

Nuclear weapons will demand the immediate attention of the next Administration and Congress. The last remaining effective arms control treaty between the United States and Russia, the New START Treaty, expires on February 5, 2021. The two trillion dollar plan to modernize US nuclear weapons has triggered a new and dangerous global nuclear arms race. ANA offers ten conservative actions the Biden/Harris administration can take immediately to reduce the nuclear threat, make the nation more secure, and save hundreds of billions of dollars.

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PRIORITIES FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMMUNITIES – TOP TEN LIST

PRIORITIES FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMMUNITIES – TOP TEN LIST

Nuclear weapons will demand the immediate attention of the next Administration and Congress. ANA offers ten conservative actions the government can take immediately to reduce the nuclear threat, make the nation more secure, and save hundreds of billions of dollars.

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Don’t Preach Nuclear Arms to Archbishop

Don’t Preach Nuclear Arms to Archbishop

In response to (the Aug. 13) editorial “Archbishop’s nuclear weapons view needs a homily on reality,” I was one of the speakers at the 75th anniversary commemoration of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, organized by Fr. John Dear, at which Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester...

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Nuclear Blackmail in Illinois

David Kraft beyondnuclearinternational.org   Exelon stranglehold on energy legislation runs long and deep Breaking news update: Today, August 10, a putative class of Commonwealth Edison customers filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against Illinois Speaker of the...

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Nuclear Power Goes South in South Carolina

Nuclear Power Goes South in South Carolina

Linda Pentz Gunter beyondnuclearinternational.org Executive admits fraud in fleecing ratepayers and shareholders “It looks like crime might well pay after all.” That was the weary and only slightly tongue-in-cheek conclusion drawn by longtime anti-nuclear campaigner,...

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