Department of Energy

ANA Sends Letter to Sec. Perry in Defense of DNFSB

On August 27, 2018, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.

The letter addresses ANA's grave concerns regarding DOE Order 140.1 Interface with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (5/14/2018), which limits the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) requirements to provide access to information, facilities, and personnel to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB or Board) at some of the most dangerous nuclear facilities in the country.

To read the full letter from ANA President Beatrice Brailsford, click here.

ANA's media release on this issue is here.

ANA has also prepared a two-page fact sheet outlining the network's positions on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board and the proposed drastic changes by the Department of Energy.

Using the Freedom of Information Act at DOE Nuclear Weapons Sites

Using the Freedom of Information Act at DOE Nuclear Weapons Sites

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.