|published Wednesday, August 15, 2012 ||1537 Views :: 0 Comments|
August, 15, 2012
In conjunction with the New Mexico Community Involvement Fund and the Social and Environmental Research Institute, we are excited to announce the completion of our Community Guide to Improving the Links Between Future Land-Use and Clean-Up Decisions.
The purpose of this Community Guide is to give residents living near DOE facilities a deeper understanding of how clean-up decisions and future use planning become interconnected and indeed entangled when pressures for site reuse and restricted clean-ups bring to the planning process a diverse set of interests.
|published Friday, February 04, 2011 ||4206 Views :: 0 Comments|
We are pleased to announce that the classic Facing Reality series of guides for grassroots advocates seeking to understand and engage our nation's nuclear weapons complex is now available online!
This series of guides grew out of an April 1991 meeting of members of the Military Production Network (now known as the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA)),
other groups concerned with nuclear weapons issues, and a wide variety
of funders, hosted by the Tides and W. Alton Jones Foundations, the
Rockefeller Family Fund and the North Shore Unitarian Universalist
7 Nuclear Protesters Plead "Not Guilty," 1 Pleads "No Contest" |
|published Friday, October 22, 2010 ||292 Views :: 0 Comments|
Contact Trinity Nuclear Abolition
(TNA): 505 242-0497
22 October 2010
7 NUCLEAR PROTESTERS PLEAS "NOT GUILTY"
1 PLEADS "NO CONTEST"
LOS ALAMOS, NM Seven nuclear
abolitionists, arrested for trespass last August as they sat in front of the locked gate of an
alleged plutonium processing facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), will plead their
case to a jury picked from residents of Los Alamos, New Mexico, where The Bomb was born.
At a pretrial hearing October 21 in
Los Alamos Magistrates Court, Magistrate Pat Casados set a trial date of Tuesday, February 8,
2011 for seven of the eight people arrested last August 6, the 65th anniversary of the bombing of
Hiroshima. Defendant Elias Kohn, a student at the University of Southern California, pled no contest
and was sentenced to 60 days probation and fined $500. The seven proceeding to trail are
Jeff Freitas and Jason Ahmadi (from California); David Coney and Bryan Martin (from Boise, Idaho);
Sister Megan Rice (from Las Vegas, Nevada); Lisa Fithian (from Austin, Texas) & Jack
Cohen-Joppa (from Tucson, Arizona).
The LANL-8 were part of a group of
over 100 activists who held a colorful demonstration in the streets of Los Alamos on the 65th
anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Their march (organized by Think Outside The
Bomb) onto LANL property included a ceremony in front of the Chemistry Metallurgy Research
(CMR) building on Diamond Drive, where plutonium engineering for nuclear weapons goes
on. Eight people entered the security gate and sat down peacefully. LANL then asked local police
to arrest the eight activists for alleged "trespassing". Police were told by demonstrators that the
true crime at hand was continued nuclear weapons production, and the people had assembled to stop
it. Police chose to arrest the eight, who were booked at the jail and released later that evening.
24-year old Think Outside The Bomb participant Bryan Martin said, “What I
learned this Summer in Chimayo, New Mexico has led me into dedication as I have begun to realize just how
much there is to overcome to create a positive change in the world.”
Because the Department of Energy
(DoE) is spending billions of dollars on a CMR Replacement (a plutonium pit facility to continue
the work of the Manhattan Project) many peace activists came from around the U.S. to Los Alamos to
pray and act for peace on August 6th. The resisters know that plans to continue developing new
nuclear weapons are a crime against existing international and humanitarian law. They contend
that the Nuremberg Principles oblige all civilians to act to prevent known criminal activity. In
so doing, they went to the older CMR building to prevent pronuclear work there. “Our
action is necessitated by a delay of 65 years in ending the continual manufacture of nuclear weapons,” said
80-year old defendant Sr. Megan Rice. “The original Manhattan Project scientists
recognized (but failed to convince the world) that continuing the nuclear weapons project was
LANL is a facility of the
Department of Energy (DoE). President Obama has pushed for a transfer of this
facility back into the hands of the War Department (DoD). TNA is
opposed to the missions and visions of LANL, the DoD and the DoE. TNA is
committed to the goodness of their employees, yet decries their works of war and nuclear barbarism.
|published Monday, October 18, 2010 ||1880 Views :: 0 Comments|
|published Friday, January 22, 2010 ||2665 Views :: 1 Comments|
Beyond Nuclear Bulletin
January 21, 2010
“The Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Costs
of Entergy’s Vermont Yankee”
Despite assuring the State of Vermont for more than a year that it had
no buried pipes carrying radioactivity, Entergy Nuclear’s Vermont
Yankee reactor has revealed it is leaking radioactive tritium, almost
certainly from underground pipes that it now admits do exist. In fact,
Vermont Yankee has even announced the discovery of “highly radioactive
water,” 50 times more radioactive than would be allowed in drinking
water by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nuclear expert Arnie
Gundersen has made clear that Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee has indeed
lied about the existence of buried pipes over the course of many months.
|published Tuesday, February 17, 2009 ||3434 Views :: 1 Comments|
Under Life Extension Programs, DOE plans to upgrade every type of nuclear warhead in the planned United States arsenal. Upgrades have already been done on the W87 warhead and are nearing completion on the B61.
Upgrades of the W76 warhead are slated to begin in 2008. Modifications to the W76 are so extensive that it is being given a new number: the W76-1/Mk4A. A new fuse that allows for a ground burst capability and strongly improved accuracy for the reentry vehicle fundamentally change the military application of this Trident submarine warhead—it can now be used on “hard targets.” The Bush Administration recently decided to convert 2,4000 W76 warheads to W76-Is.
Congress refused to fund production of the last two new nuclear warheads proposed by DOE—the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (“Bunker Buster”) and the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW). It seems DOE is now making an end run around the Congressional rejection of new nuclear weapons by modifying the W76 through its Life Extension Program.
-From ANA's 2008 DC Days Fact Sheet
Heart of America Northwest Citizen Guide to GNEP PEIS|
|published Wednesday, December 03, 2008 ||368 Views :: 0 Comments|
|published Monday, November 17, 2008 ||3392 Views :: 0 Comments|
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) objects to the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)’s support for reprocessing of high level radioactive waste. As stated in the draft PEIS, GNEP intends to provide nuclear power that is safe, secure and economical while “reducing the impacts associated with spent nuclear fuel disposal and reducing proliferation risks.” ANA, however, finds that the GNEP proposal would actually exacerbate the inherent proliferation, cost, safety, waste, and security risks associated with nuclear power.
|published Friday, November 14, 2008 ||4654 Views :: 2 Comments|
For use in the public comment period on DOE’s Global Nuclear Energy Partnership
Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Nov.-Dec. 2008
Compiled by Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog at Beyond Nuclear
For more information: email@example.com, www.beyondnuclear.org, (301) 270-2209x1
2008 Sample Complex Transformation Action Alert|
|published Friday, October 24, 2008 ||455 Views :: 0 Comments|
Stop the Bombplex!
Bombplex = Nuclear Bombs Forever
The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) wants to refurbish the industrial infrastructure responsible for building and maintaining nuclear weapons. DOE originally called this plan Complex 2030; they have now changed the name to Complex Transformation. We are calling it the Bombplex because it will ensure that the U.S. continues building new nuclear weapons indefinitely. The Bombplex is expensive ($150 billion) and dangerous.
Bombplex = Proliferation
Among other things, the Bombplex will give DOE the capacity to build new nuclear weapons. This will hinder international non-proliferation initiatives and cripple international nuclear disarmament efforts. If the DOE is designing new nuclear weapons and improving its ability to make them, the U.S. will not be able to convince other countries to abandon their nuclear weapons programs. "Do as we say, not as we do" is not good foreign policy. The Bombplex will result in more countries with nuclear weapons and ultimately jeopardize national security.
Help Stop the Bombplex: No Nukes is Good Nukes!
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), DOE has just released their final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement which maps out their plan for the Bombplex. There is still a brief window where DOE is required to accept and consider comments on the Bombplex. This is your chance to be part of a growing movement! More than 120,000 comments have already been submitted-a record for DOE! Tell your government to abandon their Bombplex plan and instead work towards eliminating nuclear weapons.