We work to oppose our massive nuclear weapons complex. This expensive and dangerous choice is something we can change.
Nuclear waste remains a dangerous legacy of energy and weapons production. We need a responsible nuclear waste disposal strategy.
The time has come for a carbon-free, nuclear free future. Nuclear Energy is expensive, dirty, and dangerous; We can do better.
Map of ANA Sites Across the U.S.
Map of DOE nuclear facilities which concern the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. This list includes active National Nuclear Security Administration sites (purple) , Environmental Management sites (green), and Legacy Management sites (yellow).View Department of Energy Nuclear Complex Sites in a larger map ➩
CLEANUP SITES ONLY (Map from DOE Environmental Management website)
The map above shows the remaining 15 active EM sites where cleanup work is currently ongoing. Learn more about the 92 completed sites here.
To visit site-specific webpages, please click on the site name in the below table or the location on the map below.
|Site Name||Type(s) of Cleanup Work Performed|
|EMCBC-New York (formerly DOE SPRU Field Office)||
|Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC)||
|Hanford Office of River Protection||
Richland Operations Office
|Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory||
|Nevada National Security Site||
|Sandia National Laboratories||
|Savannah River Site||
|Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)||
|West Valley Demonstration Project||
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.
‘Big and bold action’ needed from next DOE cleanup boss, say advocates
By Colin Demarest email@example.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.
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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On 75th Anniversary of Japan Nuclear Bombings, Sierra Club Continues Calls for Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
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Gov. argues against Holtec nuclear storage site
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Trinity: 75 Years Later
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Church Rock Uranium Spill July 16, 1979
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Fifteen LANL Workers Being Evaluated For Possible Exposure To Plutonium-238 Following June 8 Glovebox Glove Breach
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Nuclear War Simulator Reveals the Dystopia We’ll be Living in if Nuclear War Breaks Out
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Officials and NGOs Express Deep Concerns about Holtec
“Many commenters stated that the storage could be permanent because there is no disposal site. They reminded the NRC that this is why the law requires that a permanent repository be selected before the designation of an interim facility like Holtec, and this has not...