working towards a nuclear-free future for all

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a national network of organizations addressing issues of nuclear weapons production and waste cleanup

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

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.

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

Trinity: 75 Years Later

On the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear weapons explosion: The Trinity test near Alamogordo in 1945, KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke with a longtime New Mexico journalist about the anniversary. ORIGINAL BROADCAST - KSFR

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Church Rock Uranium Spill July 16, 1979

In 1968, the United Nuclear Corporation initiated mining operations in the largest underground uranium mine in the United States. Located in Church Rock, New Mexico, in the Navajo Native American Reservation, the Church Rock Mill produced more than two million pounds...

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Officials and NGOs Express Deep Concerns about Holtec

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...

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Absolutely Unacceptable: Resumed US Nuclear Explosive Testing

Absolutely Unacceptable: Resumed US Nuclear Explosive Testing

A May 22 Washington Post story reported that in mid-May top national security officials discussed resumption of full-scale US nuclear explosive testing. The next day, the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons was holding, virtually, its annual...

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CHAIN REACTION 2020: SECURING OUR FUTURE

CHAIN REACTION 2020: SECURING OUR FUTURE

Watch the full video of Chain Reaction: Securing Our Future, live-streamed June 8, 2020 Chain Reaction is Ploughshares Fund’s annual gala, gathering leaders in our field, devoted partners, and new advocates to generate a nexus of ideas, opportunities, and strategies...

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