Nuclear Weapons Complex Misconduct
Dec. 3, 2015. POGO: Updated Federal Contractor Misconduct Database, focussing on Nuclear Complex
(see report at POGO)
DC Days- Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
Photo: Ralph Hutchison, Courtesy Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance 75 Young Activists From 20 States Joined ANA's 2017 DC Days
75 activists from nuclear weapon sites in 20 states participated in the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability's DC Days 2017.
"They came from communities near nuclear weapons research, production and waste sites, such as Hanford, Wash., where there had recently been a tunnel cave-in that had 4,000 workers scrambling for safety; Lawrence Livermore labs in California; Colorado's Rocky Flats; and the Los Alamos labs, Sandia labs and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico; a Kansas City plant that manufactures thousands of non-nuclear parts for weapons; Pantex in Texas; Oak Ridge facilities in Tennessee; and the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Each has its own toxic, grim history.
"We urged policymakers to cut wasteful, dangerous weapons programs and accelerate warhead dismantlement. With accountability and public oversight, taxpayers could save billions that could be redirected to cleaning up the enormous toxic mess at these sites. We would be far more secure than we would be by building new bomb plants or modernizing nuclear weapons, which the U.S. government plans now."
"The activists learned about the U.S. nuclear legacy and current plans, and they were trained in the most effective ways to lobby. One said, 'It seemed as though lobbying the government and positively influencing legislation are impossible. This trip has told me otherwise.'" (ref)
Alliance for Nuclear Accountability: DC Days 2016
"Massive spending on nuclear weapons 'modernization' creates potential catastrophic risks for U.S. taxpayers, the environment and world peace. We will press policy-makers to cut programs that fund dangerous DOE boondoggles. The money saved should be redirected to dismantling weapons and cleaning up the legacy of nuclear weapons research, testing and production." - Jay Coghlan, NukeWatch director and president of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability's Board of Directors.(view/download full press release PDF)
ANA awards this year:
At the ANA Awards ceremony, April 20, 2016, Washington DC: from left to right: Max Vargas, Rick Wayman (partially hidden) Vicky Elliot, Scott Yundt, Sen. Diane Feinstein, Julie Kantor, Grant Stanton.
Senator Diane Feinstein receiving the ANA Leadership Award from Marylia Kelley, ANA/Tri-Valley CAREs, April 20, 2016.
Above, left to right: Jay Coghlan, Exec. Dir. Nuclear Watch New Mexico presenting ANA Whistleblower Award to Chuck Montaño; Scott Yundt of Tri-Valley CAREs presenting Activist of the Year Award to Rick Wayman, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
Sister Megan Rice came to the ceremonies too...
After receiving the Leadership Award from Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, Senator Diane Feinstein speaks about the planned new nuclear cruise missile, Washington DC, April 19, 2016.
Our Mission: Through comprehensive research, public education and effective citizen action, Nuclear Watch New Mexico seeks to promote safety and environmental protection at regional nuclear facilities, mission diversification away from nuclear weapons programs, greater accountability and cleanup in the nation-wide nuclear weapons complex, and consistent U.S. leadership toward a world free of nuclear weapons.