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Weapons Complex Map
Nuclear Watch Interactive Map:
  U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex
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    Kansas City Plant
    Lawrence Livermore National Labs
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Nevada National Security Site
    Pantex Plant
    Sandia National Laboratories
    Savannah River Site
    Washington DC
    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
    Y-12 National Security Complex

Facility Spotlight:
LANL et al, July 2017:
See this important 5 part investigative report from the Center for Public Integrity: "Nuclear Negligence".

nuclear misconduct
Nuclear Weapons Complex Misconduct
Dec. 3, 2015. POGO: Updated Federal Contractor Misconduct Database, focussing on Nuclear Complex (see report at POGO)

ANA Map of nuclear risks USA
Click the image to download this large printable map of DOE sites, commercial reactors, nuclear waste dumps, nuclear transportation routes, surface waters near sites and transport routes, and underlying aquifers. This map was prepared by Deborah Reade for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.

Union of Concerned Scientists'
Nuclear Weapons Complex Interactive Map

The Union of Concerned Scientists has created an interactive map of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex sites in Google Earth, providing information, collected from public sources, about each facility. (more info, KML file, etc.)

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Important Documents Related to the Nuclear Weapons Complex

Nov.21. 2017:
Letter from New Mexico State Auditor to NMED Secretary Tongate Regarding Non-Collection of Penalties Assessed On LANL and WIPP

2017 DOE/NNSA Site Facility Management Contracts

The W-78 Life-Extension Program
Extending the life of an aging weapon
(view/download PDF)

NNSA Releases Performance Evaluation Reports in Response to Nuclear Watch FOIA Lawsuit
- View all PERs and PEPs

NNSA Stockpile Stewardship and Management (SSM) Plans:

FY 2018

FY 2017

FY 2016

FY 2015

FY 2014

NNSA's Ten-Year Site Plans
View all 10 Year Site Plans

OREPA, NukeWatch and NRDC Lawsuit Filed Against DOE, NNSA / July 20, 2017
Lawsuit to stop new Uranium Processing Facility at Oak Ridge
View/download PDF

NukeWatch comments submitted to Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board / July 7 2017
Re: Understanding the Safety Posture of the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory
View/download PDF

December 2012: Nuclear Weapons Council W78/88 memo
September 2012 Navy W78/88 memo

Nuclear Watch FOIA Complaint (PDF) -March 28, 2012

Labs Directors' 2010 Letters to House Armed Services Committee - January 2010

LANL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Plutonium Pit Manufacturing Capacity -November, 2009

Republican Senators' Letter on Modernization and START Sent to President Obama -December 15, 2009

FY 2010-2014 Supplement To The Stockpile Stewardship Plan, NNSA - December 2009

Read the study, to which we contributed, that explored the possibility of consolidating the nuclear weapons complex:
Transforming the U.S. Strategic Posture and Weapons Complex For Transition to a Nuclear Weapons-Free World, Nuclear Weapons Complex Consolidation Policy Network*, April 2009
*The members of the Nuclear Weapons Complex Consolidation Policy Network include Nuclear Watch New Mexico along with national organizations: the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Project On Government Oversight; Tri-Valley CAREs, near the Lawrence Livermore National Lab; the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, near the Kansas City Plant; and JustPeace of Texas, near the Pantex Plant.

America’s Strategic Posture-The Final Report of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States [61KB] -May 2009

Reducing The Cost Of The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex, Testimony of Richard Garwin [278KB] -March 17, 2009

NNSA's FY 2008 Performance Evaluation Report for the Los Alamos National Security, LLC’s Management and Operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Performance Period: October 1, 2007 Through September 30, 2008

Final Complex Transformation Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Complex Transformation SPEIS, DOE/EIS-0236-S4) [44.6MB] - October 2008

NNSA Guidance on Release of Documents under FOIA [11.5MB] - May 2008

Facts Vs. Claims about LANL’s Role in Complex Transformation [152KB] -March 13, 2008

Nuclear Weapons Complex Transformation SPEIS (as a single, searchable PDF) [39MB] -January 2008

Radiological Effluents Released from U. S. Continental Tests 1961 through 1992 (DOE/NV_317), U.S. DOE [1.8MB] -August 1996

Linking Legacies- Connecting the Cold War Nuclear Weapons Production Processes to Their Environmental Consequences, U.S. DOE  [18.6MB] -January 1997

Update Of The Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis And Development Of Seismic Design Ground Motions At The Los Alamos National Laboratory (PSHA) Prepared for Los Alamos National Laboratory by Wong, el al, URS Corporation Seismic Hazards Group, [36.9MB] - 25 May, 2007

JASON Plutonium Pit Lifetime Report [404KB] -November 28, 2006

DOE/EIS-0350; Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico [single 7.2MB PDF] -November 2003

Declaration of J Carson Mark (Regarding DARHT) [376KB] -October 20, 1995

Sustaining the Nuclear Enterprise [280 KB]

1993 Sandia Stockpile Lifetime Study [1.1M]

JASON Review of Remanufacturing Nuclear Weapons Components -Senior nuclear weapons scientists say pit lifetimes are now discussed as 60 to 90 years.

All comments on these documents, unless otherwise stated, are made by Nuclear Watch NM

Biological Weapons Convention Treaty
A White Paper: Pursuing a New Nuclear Weapons Policy for the 21st Century
by Paul Robinson, President and Director, Sandia National Laboratories
Managing the Nation's Nuclear Materials: The 2025 Vision for the Department of Energy (475kb)
Comments: NWNM / Comments: Pat Ortmeyer: Women's Action for New Direction / DOE Audit Report: Management of the Nuclear Weapons Production Infrastructure, Sept. 2000 / Comments
December 2000 Physics Today article Science-Based Stockpile Stewardship by Raymond Jeanloz

Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century (pdf. 139k) (2000, Steven Younger, now newly appointed head of Sandia Labs.) / Comments
NonProliferation Treaty - 1970 (NPT) (17k) / Comments
Final Document Issued by 2000 NPT Review Conference (99k) / Comments
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) (275k) / Comments
The International Court of Justice Opinion on the Legality of Use or Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons (125k) / Comments
Freedom of Information Act (34k) / Comments
Constitution of the United States of America (32k) / Comments

General Lee Butler on Nuclear Weapons "It is a measure of arrogance to assert that a nuclear weapons-free world is impossible when 95% of the nations of the world are already nuclear-free. I think that the vast majority of people on the face of this earth will endorse the proposition that nuclear weapons have no place among us. There is no security in nuclear weapons. It is a fool's game." -Gen. Lee Butler (Ret.), former Commander in Chief, U.S. Strategic Command

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