Prior to the Trump administration's release of the FY2019 budget request, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability posed these questions about the Department of Energy's nuclear weapons budget request.
Scott Yundt of ANA member group Tri-Valley CAREs has produced a new report that includes several sample requests and pieces of correspondence to which users can refer, as well as sections on how to craft an effective request, how to craft a fee waiver, and how to appeal a withholding based on any of the nine FOIA exemptions.
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability has published its new report, Accountability Audit, in advance of its 29th Annual DC Days, and just one day after a tunnel containing radioactive waste collapsed at the Hanford Site in Washington State. The lack of investment in comprehensive cleanup at Hanford is just one of many issues ANA tackles in this important new report.
On January 27, 2017, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability submitted comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) on Private Initiatives to Develop Consolidated Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facilities.
Read ANA's full comments.
On July 28, 2016, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability submitted comments on the Department of Energy's proposal for "consent-based siting" of highly-radioactive waste. The current DOE “consent-based siting process” is premature and should be terminated. Before any repository siting process can begin, there must be a public process to develop the new technical standards.
Click here to read ANA's comments.
Proliferation begins at home. That has never been clearer than now, as the United States embarks on what many scientists at its nuclear weapons laboratories are calling "the second nuclear age." The United States plans to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to "modernize" all aspects of its nuclear arsenal: the bombs and warheads, the production facilities, the delivery systems, and command and control systems.
With the 2015 Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference approaching, the question of which nuclear-armed states are acting in accordance with their Article VI obligations is increasingly salient. The United States, despite President Barack Obama's stated commitment for moving us towards a nuclear weapons free world, is currently at the helm of the largest expansion of funding on nuclear weapons since the fall of the Soviet Union. Find out what $1 trillion is buying the Untied States and how you can help stop this dangerous march towards a 21st century arms race.
According to a James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies report, the U.S. will spend over a trillion dollars modernizing the nuclear arsenal over the next 30 years. This spending sends a dangerous message to the international community and there are already signs that it is leading to an arms race between nuclear armed states. If we fail to stop these programs in their early stages, we will have wasted billions of dollars and we will stymie efforts to move towards a world free of nuclear weapons.
Sen. Markey and Rep. Blumenauer introduced the SANE / REIN-IN Acts to rollback many of the nuclear weapon modernization programs being considered over the next 10 years. The Acts, if passed, would save the U.S. around 100 billion dollars. More importantly, they would signal that the U.S. is serious about reducing its nuclear footprint and genuinely pursue a disarmament agenda.