SNL/NM SWEIS Comments
National Nuclear Security Administration Sandia Field Office
PO Box 5400
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185
By email to: [email protected]
Nuclear Watch New Mexico (NWNM) respectfully submits these comments on the needed scope of the Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (DOE/EIS-0556) (hereinafter “Sandia SWEIS”). We would appreciate their serious consideration by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and look forward to the agency’s comprehensive response.
Our mission statement: 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.
We work on contemporaneous budget, environmental and policy issues concerning nuclear weapons facilities. We have publicly and vocally pressed the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to diversify its missions away from nuclear weapons programs and move more toward critically needed programs, such as nonproliferation efforts, other new national security priorities (for example, port security), and pure science and energy efficiency programs. Through detailed budget analyses, we hope to demonstrate that Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) can move towards these real national security issues and still contribute to the economy of New Mexico.