Federal District Court Allows Lawsuit to Proceed Against DOE/LANS Potential Penalties Exceed $300,000,000

For Immediate Release New Mexico Environmental Law Center          Nuclear Watch New Mexico Santa Fe, NM A United States District Court judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by Nuclear Watch New Mexico (NukeWatch) can move forward. The lawsuit is based on thirteen (13) violations of...

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New Contractors Selected For Expanded Nuclear Weapons Production at Los Alamos

Santa Fe, NM – Today the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced its choice for the new management and operating contract for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The new contractor, Triad National Security, LLC, is a limited liability company consisting of the Battelle Memorial Institute,...

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NM Environment Dept Finalizes Consent Order on Los Alamos Lab Cleanup Surrenders Enforcement to Nuclear Weaponeers

NM Environment Dept Finalizes Consent Order on Los Alamos Lab Cleanup Surrenders Enforcement to Nuclear Weaponeers   Santa Fe, NM – In a classic move to avoid publicity, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announced late Friday afternoon June 24 that it had finalized a new “Consent Order” to...

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WATCHDOG GROUPS HEAD TO D.C.TO URGE CONGRESS TO CONFRONT “THE GROWING U.S. NUCLEAR THREAT”

Alliance for Nuclear Accountability A national network of organizations working to address issues of nuclear weapons production and waste cleanup Nuclear Watch New Mexico   May 14, 2015   WATCHDOG GROUPS HEAD TO D.C. TO URGE CONGRESS, OBAMA ADMIN. TO CONFRONT “THE GROWING U.S. NUCLEAR THREAT;” NEW REPORT SEEKS CUTS...

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Appeals court overturns sabotage convictions of Transform Now Plowshares activists

Appeals court overturns sabotage convictions of Transform Now Plowshares activists, vacates sentences of Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Gregory Boertje-Obed on all charges and remands for resentencing. Court suggests decision may lead to release of Rice, Boertje-Obed and Walli 8 May 2015 for immediate release The Sixth Circuit Court...

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DOE Nuclear Weapons Budget Up 10%, Equals Cold War Record

Nuclear Watch New Mexico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2015 Contact: Jay Coghlan, Nuclear Watch NM, 505.989.7342 DOE Nuclear Weapons Budget Up 10%, Equals Cold War Record Huge Startup for Nuclear Cruise Missile Warhead $4 Billion Slated for LANL Plutonium Pit Production Facilities Cleanup and Dismantlement Funding Remain Flat...

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Questions for the DOE FY 2016 Nuclear Weapons and Cleanup Budget Request

The Administration releases its  Congressional Budget Request this Monday, February 2, 2015. Questions for the U.S. Department of Energy FY 2016 Nuclear Weapons and Cleanup Budget Request From Alliance for Nuclear Accountability A national network of organizations working to address issues of nuclear weapons production and waste cleanup The...

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Nonproliferation Expert Highlights Need for New Tools for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Verification

Nonproliferation Expert Highlights Need for New Tools for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Verification January 12,2015, nonproliferation expert Dr. James Doyle is releasing a report making the case for expansion of the nation’s nonproliferation programs, and will brief key congressional staff on his findings. While in Washington DC, Dr. Doyle is...

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NukeWatch Urges Increasing DOE Accountability in Wake of Fines

On December 6, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) declared multiple violations at both the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). NMED plans to fine WIPP $17.7 million and LANL $36.6 million due to major procedural problems related to the handling of radioactive transuranic...

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NNSA Considers Stuffing More Plutonium Into New Facility

Despite the fact that no one has come up with a good reason to increase plutonium pit production for the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile, officials want to study the possibility of radically increasing the amount of plutonium allowed in a recently completed laboratory at the Los Alamos National Laboratory....

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DOE Nuclear Weapons Budget Surpasses Cold War Record

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2014 DOE Nuclear Weapons Budget Surpasses Cold War Record Bomb with New Military Capabilities up 20% Dismantlements Cut By Nearly Half Nonproliferation Programs Down 21% Cleanup Funding Flat   Santa Fe, NM – The Obama Administration has finally released its detailed budget for fiscal...

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Mine Games – WIPP Update March 10, 2014

Mine Games In a March 9th press release, the Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), the management and operations contractor at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), stated their plans to reenter the ailing salt mine/nuclear waste repository after a radiological release shut down operations over...

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