Arsenal of Information
UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons
B61-12 Enhanced Nuclear Bomb
LRSO: New Nuclear Cruise Missile
US Nukes at Incirlik AFB, Turkey
Trump Admin and Nuclear Weapons Policy
Kirtland AFB Nuclear Weapons Complex
Flashpoint: North Korea
MOX / Plutonium Disposition
Fukushima Disaster and Updates
Nuke Lab Contractors Illegal Lobbying
Revolving Door: The Case of Heather Wilson
Marshall Islands Lawsuit
Plutonium Pit Production at LANL
Nuclear Testing Since 1945
Nuclear Watch Interactive Map:
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex - View full size
Kansas City Plant
Lawrence Livermore National Labs
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nevada National Security Site
Sandia National Laboratories
Savannah River Site
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
Y-12 National Security Complex
Follow the Money!
NNSA FY 2017 Budget Request
- Nuclear Watch Analysis/Compilation (PDF)
LANL FY 2017 Budget Request
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Lawrence Livermore FY 2017 Budget Request
For Livermore Lab, Nuclear Weapons Activities still dominate the budget, increasing to over 86%.
Chart by Tri-Valley CARES
GAO: accounting problems at DoD so significant that a federal audit cannot be done.
Read the January 17, 2013 GAO Report
Budget and Economic Information
LANL FY 2018 Budget Request
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Note that the percentage of the LANL budget request for core nuclear weapons activities has risen to 70%.
April 15, 2016:
NNSA FY 2017 Budget Request:
Nuclear Watch NM Compilation and Analysis
View/download the NukeWatch compilation and analysis (PDF)
Presentation on CBO's Projections of the Costs of U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2014 to 2023
by Michael Bennett, National Security Division, Congressional Budget Office 1/29/14
View/download the complete document (pdf)
New CBO Report Dec 20, 2013:
U.S. nuclear weapon plans to cost $355 billion over a decade
Reuters: The Obama administration's plans for the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, including modernization of bombs, delivery systems and laboratories, will cost the country about $355 billion over the next decade, nearly $150 billion more than the administration's $208.5 billion estimate in a report to Congress last year; since the modernization effort is just beginning, costs are expected to greatly increase after 2023. (read more) (View/download CBO report-PDF) (analysis: Are New Nuclear Weapons Affordable?)
LANL FY 2014: Click to enlarge (PDF)
NNSA FY 2014 Budget Request
View/download Nuclear Watch New Mexico's compilation of the National Nuclear Security Administration's FY 2014 budget request (PDF)- which in real terms includes a 16.7% increase for nuclear weapons programs over FY 2013 sequester levels, while funding for non-proliferation efforts is cut. Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, at an April 24, 2013 Senate hearing, said "The nonproliferation program has become the payer for the nuclear weapons program."
- View/download FY 2014 Budget Highlights and NWNM's Recommendations (PDF)
- View/download NWNM's budget breakdown charts (PDF) for:
Los Alamos Lab / Lawrence Livermore Labs / Sandia Labs.
- DOE spends 10 times more on military nuclear activities than for energy conservation. See Robert Alvarez's breakdown of the DOE's FY 2014 Budget Request - View/download PDF
- New: Don Hancock of the Southwest Research and Information Center has produced a tabulation by DOE Environmental Management of FY 2013 and 2014 funding levels showing the effects of sequestration in FY 2013. (view/download PDF)
Dept of Energy: Budget Requests
Justification & Supporting Docs
FY 2017 NNSA Weapons Budget Request
FY 2016 NNSA Weapons Budget Request
FY 2015 NNSA Weapons Budget Request
FY 2014 NNSA Weapons Budget Request
FY 2013 NNSA Weapons Budget Request
FY 2012 NNSA Weapons Budget Request
FY 2011 NNSA Weapons Budget Request
NukeWatch FY 2014 breakdown charts:
Los Alamos National Lab
Lawrence Livermore Labs
Fast-Rising Directors' Salaries at Weapons Labs
Video, Senate hearing March 16:
Review of FY 2017 NNSA Budget Request
Testifying: General Frank Klotz, Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, among others; questioning by Sens. Diane Feinstein, Lamar Alexander, Stewart Udall, and Lindsay Graham regarding the new nuclear cruise missile, dropping of the MOX facility in favor of "dilute and dispose" at WIPP, weapons-related v. non-proliferation funding, the modernization of nuclear forces and upgrades to the nuclear weapons labs.
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A chart of Energy Department Weapons Activities Budgets compared to the average spent during the Cold War. Is this the direction we want spending to go for Nuclear Weapons?
See our fact sheet for details -11/24/2010
Cost Comparison Debunks LANL's Outrageous Cleanup Estimate
Can it possibly cost $29 billion to clean up 51 acres? (That's $568.6 million per acre!) The answer is yes if the estimate comes from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
NukeWatch has run cost comparisons between the estimate for Area G and two other excavation projects at the Lab. At six acres, excavation of Materials Disposal Area B is almost complete, so we have hard costs. (It is around $22.7 million per acre.) An evaluation of Materials Disposal Area C was released this September. The estimated costs for excavation of the 11.8-acre site came out to be $66.7 million per acre. View the cost comparison
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