Atomic Histories & Nuclear Testing
LANL’s Central Mission: Los Alamos Lab officials have recently claimed that LANL has moved away from primarily nuclear weapons to “national security”, but what truly remains as the Labs central mission? Here’s the answer from one of its own documents:
LANL’s “Central Mission”- Presented at: RPI Nuclear Data 2011 Symposium for Criticality Safety and Reactor Applications (PDF) 4/27/11
Santa Fe, NM – Today the Trump Administration released more budget details for the Department of Energy and its semi-autonomous National Nuclear Security Administration’s nuclear weapons programs for fiscal year 2020. This same fiscal year will also mark the 75th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Global Nuclear Weapons Threats Are Rising
In sum, the world is facing the most serious nuclear threats since the first half of the 1980’s. At that time President Ronald Reagan said, “a nuclear war cannot be won and must not be fought” and called for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.
Nuclear Watch Additional Comments on the LANL FSWEIS - June 11, 2008
NukeWatch Comments to NNSA on the Complex Transformation SPEIS - April 30, 2008
Nuclear Watch comments on the draft LANL Hazardous Waste Permit - February 1, 2008 [submitted to state authorities]
Nuclear Watch New Mexico's additional comments on the Kansas City Plant EA - January 31, 2008
Nuclear Watch New Mexico's scoping comments on the GTCC EIS - September 21, 2007
Nuclear Watch Comments on the Kansas City Plant EA - May 30, 2007
Nuclear Watch Comments on Livermore Biolab Draft Revised EA - May 11, 2007
Nuclear Watch Comments on the Divine Strake EA - February 7, 2007
Nuclear Watch Scoping Comments for Complex 2030 SPEIS - January 17, 2007
Nuclear Watch Comments on LANL SWEIS - September 26, 2006
Comments on the Proposed Disposition of the Omega West Facility [27k] May 25, 2002
Comments on the proposed Biological Safety Level 3 Laboratory's Draft Environmental Assessment [60k] November 26, 2001
CLOSE ON DOE – PDF 03/12/2019
Ex 2 – LANS Prposed New UMFs PDF 03/12/2019
Ex 1 – History of Extenstions PDF 03/12/2019
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the landmark environmental law which requires executive agencies to give the public the opportunity to formally review and comment on major federal proposals. These talking points outline the history of the Department of Energy’s NEPA compliance on its various proposals concerning the production of plutonium pits (the fissile cores of nuclear weapons). The conclusion is that DOE’s semi-autonomous National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is legally required to prepare a supplemental programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) on its current plan to expand plutonium pit production.
Plutonium pits are the radioactive cores or “triggers” of nuclear weapons. Their production has always been a chokepoint of resumed industrial-scale U.S. nuclear weapons production ever since a 1989 FBI raid investigating environmental crimes shut down the Rocky Flats Plant near Denver.Continue reading
Click the image to view and 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.
Nuclear Watch Interactive Map – U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex