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

working towards a nuclear-free future for all

working towards a nuclear-free future for all

citizen watchdogs taking action

citizen watchdogs taking action

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.

 
 

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)
  • Facility Deactivation and Decommissioning
Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC)
  • Facility Deactivation and Decommissioning
Hanford Office of River Protection
  • Tank Waste
Hanford
Richland Operations Office
  • Special Nuclear Materials and Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Transuranic and Solid Waste Disposition
  • Facility Deactivation and Decommissioning
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
Idaho
  • Special Nuclear Materials and Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Transuranic and Solid Waste Disposition
  • Tank Waste
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
EM-Los Alamos
  • Transuranic and Solid Waste Disposition
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
  • Facility Deactivation and Decommissioning
Moab
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
Nevada National Security Site
  • Transuranic and Solid Waste Disposition
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
Oak Ridge
  • Transuranic and Solid Waste Disposition
  • Special Nuclear Materials and Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Facility Deactivation and Decommissioning
Paducah
  • Special Nuclear Materials and Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Facility Deactivation and Decommissioning
Portsmouth
  • Special Nuclear Materials and Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Facility Deactivation and Decommissioning
Sandia National Laboratories
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
Savannah River Site
  • Transuranic and Solid Waste Disposition
  • Tank Waste
  • Special Nuclear Materials and Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Facility Deactivation and Decommissioning
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
  • Transuranic Waste Disposition
West Valley Demonstration Project
  • Facility Deactivation and Decommissioning
  • Transuranic and Solid Waste Disposition

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.

Full Event Recording: Bob Alvarez Lifetime Achievement Award Party


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.

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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

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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How Much Did the U.S. Spend on Nuclear Weapons in 2019?

How Much Did the U.S. Spend on Nuclear Weapons in 2019?

According to a new report by the Nobel Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, the U.S. spent $35.4 billion on nuclear weapons in 2019.  This figure includes $11.1 billion to the National Nuclear Security Administration, a...

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