The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, a National Network of Groups at Contaminated Nuclear Weapons Sites, today (July 12, 2021) sent a letter to the Secretary of Energy Calling for New Leadership to Head Environmental Management at the U.S. Department of Energy. See the letter and accompanying press release below.
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.
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Proposed Plutonium Bomb Plant at SRS in South Carolina Draws Criticism from Public; NNSA’s Nuclear War Plans Challenged
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