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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: NATO-Russia
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
Atomic Histories

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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, August, 2017:
"... And these safety challenges aren't confined to Los Alamos. The Center's probe revealed worker safety risks, previously unpublicized accidents, and dangerously lax management practices at other nuclear weapons-related facilities. The investigation further found that penalties for these practices were relatively light, and that many of the firms that run these facilities were awarded tens of millions of dollars in profits in the same years that major safety lapses occurred. Some were awarded new contracts despite repeated, avoidable accidents, including some that exposed workers to radiation."
- Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith in their series entitled "Nuclear Negligence" for the Center for Public Integrity.

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.

Reports and Infographics:

Arms Control and Nonproliferation:

A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements
May 11, 2015. View/download PDF

Archive of statements to the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference of the Parties

Chinese Nuclear Forces 2013
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Nuclear weapons states -CNN interactive graphic

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.)

Google interactive map of DOE sites
Prepared by the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability

DOE Map of Legacy Management Sites

FCNL- Nuclear Calendar
Managed by the Friends Committee on National Legislation

IPPNW Campaign Kit on Humanitarian Impacts
"The purpose of this kit is to provide ICAN campaigners- and all others working to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons- with the essential facts about the blast, burn, and radiation effects of nuclear weapons; the devastation they wreak upon the environment; and the inability of physicians to reach and treat the surviving victims of nuclear war; in language that is accessible, understandable, repeatable and, we hope, persuasive." (more)

Resource Guide on Nuclear Disarmament

Resource Guide on Nuclear Disarmament for Religious Leaders and Communities
The President of the Republic of Costa Rica, H.E. Mrs. Laura Chinchilla Miranda, today launched a Resource Guide on Nuclear Disarmament for Religious Leaders and Communities at a high level consultation held in the United Nations in New York. The Resource Guide (
click here for a preview copy) was developed by Alyn Ware and the Basel Peace Office for Religions for Peace, a global coalition of representatives of the world's major religions.

Nuclear Weapons History Chart
50 Years Of Nuclear Weapons Development
From a 1998 Department of Defense manual on "Weapons of Mass Destruction Technologies", this chart traces the worldwide spread of nuclear technology from 1942. (click to view)

Uranium Mining and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program
A Public Interest Report from the Federation of American Scientists, by Robert Alvarez, fall 2013.
Article online / PDF Version

Waste Lands- WSJ

Waste Lands: America's Forgotten Nuclear Legacy
The Wall St. Journal has compiled a searchable database of contaminated sites across the US.
Related WSJ article:
"A Nuclear Cleanup Effort Leaves Questions Lingering at Scores of Old Sites; Years Later, the Legacy of the U.S. Arms Buildup Remains Near Homes, Parks and Malls"

Online Course From William Perry:
Living at the Nuclear Brink: Yesterday & Today

"Because most people do not understand just how serious these dangers are today, their governments are not taking adequate preventive actions: actions that are readily achievable. And so, we are drifting towards a nuclear catastrophe. This is why I have dedicated the balance of my life to educate the public about these dangers, and this is the reason I have created this course." (sign up here)

Resources / Links: Government and NGOs

Non-Government Organizations
- National/International
- New Mexico
- Other Grassroots

Government Links
Contacting Congress: Reps, Rooms, Phone Numbers (PDF)
Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratories and Sites
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Other Department of Energy Sites Across the US

Non-Government Organizations


New Mexico

  • Citizen Action
  • Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping [CARD]
  • Concerned Citizens For Nuclear Safety [CCNS]
  • Los Alamos Study Group [LASG]
  • New Mexico Environmental Law Center
  • Southwest Research and Information Center [SRIC]

  • Other Grassroots Organizations Throughout The United States

    Government Links

  • US Department of Defense
  • US Department of Energy
  • DOE Los Alamos Area Office
  • DOE Oakland Operations Office
  • DOE Oak Ridge Operations Office
  • DOE Ohio Field Office
  • DOE Savannah River Operations Office
  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • US White House Online
  • US Library of Congress Home Page

  • Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratories and Sites

    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

    Other Department of Energy Sites Across the US

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    Movement to Ban Nuclear Weapons

    The global treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons is now open for signing. As of Sept 25, 53 countries have signed, so the treaty enters into force for those signees.
    See dossier: Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

    Resources: Nuclear Ban Treaty:
    - Doc: Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    - ICAN Nuclear Ban Twitter feed
    - Reaching Critical Will Twitter feed
    - The Ban Treaty achievement was preceded by the three Conferences on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons. More about those in our dossier: Conferences on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons

    What Will Be Different After September 20?
    "So here is a question for all of us to think about: how will it change the global conversation when a treaty is affirmed by so many countries from all over the world? What will it feel like to know the clock is ticking down to nuclear weapons abolition . . . instead of worrying that the clock is ticking down to nuclear war? What will be different about the way people talk about the behavior of the states that still stubbornly hold on to nuclear weapons (and threaten each other with them)? In what light will it cast the countries that rely on the "nuclear umbrella" of countries like the US?"
    -Joe Scarry, "Nuclear Weapons Abolition: What Will Be Different After September 20?"

    NGOs working for nuclear prohibition:

    Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

    Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
    To educate and advocate for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons, and to empower peace leaders. Videos, publications, programs. a project of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, offering extensive material for educators, including, for example, detailed nuclear timelines for each of the years from the 30's through today.

    Int'l Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
    Mission: "ICAN is a global campaign coalition working to mobilize people in all countries to inspire, persuade and pressure their governments to initiate and support negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. The campaign was launched in 2007, with more than 300 partner organizations is now active in more than 80 countries worldwide."
    ICAN has posted a Flickr album of annotated photos of the UN Ban Treaty negotiations.

    Global Zero
    About GZ: "We've spent years building a nonpartisan, international community of influential political, military, business, civic and faith leaders- matched by a powerful global grassroots movement. We're not tilting at windmills. We've got a plan. And it's backed by experts and leading newspapers worldwide. The challenge now is getting world leaders to act on it- and only unified, international public pressure can create the necessary political will to make it happen."

    Reaching Critical Will
    Very active on nuclear abolition. A project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.


    Nuclear Security Project
    NSP is the earnest effort of George Schultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn. "Reassertion of the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and the practical measures toward achieving that goal would be, and would be perceived to be, a bold initiative consistent with America's moral heritage... The effort could have a profoundly positive impact on the security of future generations."
    Of note: Nuclear Security Project partners listing

    Nuclear Zero: Marshall Islands Lawsuit
    Nuclear Watch's amicus brief is posted here (PDF).
    The U.S. motion to dismiss and the other amicus briefs are available here.
    Marshall Islands 4/24/14 complaint (PDF)

    Abolition 2000
    Abolition 2000 is an international global network of over 2000 organizations in more than 90 countries working for a treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons within a time-bound framework.

    Reaching Critical Will
    Reaching Critical Will
    Reaching Critical Will is the disarmament program of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the oldest women's peace organization in the world. They published "Unspeakable Suffering: The Humanitarian Impact Of Nuclear Weapons". Extensive resources are available at the website, including country profiles, treaties, and fact sheets.

    Vatican Holy See
    "The Holy See shares the thoughts and sentiments of most men and women of good will who aspire to the total elimination of nuclear weapons."
    50 Years After Pacem in Terris, The Holy See Insists on Nuclear Disarmament"

    Support Nuclear Zero- Take a Stand
    World leaders need to know it's the will of the people to reach Nuclear Zero.
    Be a hero for Nuclear Zero and add your voice today. Nuclear weapons threaten everything we love and treasure in this world. To protect humanity’s future, we support the Marshall Islands, a small island nation who is courageously seeking to enforce the Nuclear Zero promise - a world free of nuclear weapons.

    Nuclear Weapons- Reports & Analysis

    Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
    ANA is an alliance of 30+ local watchdogs and national organizations (Nuclear Watch is a member), 'working to empower citizens to take action and to protest an opaque and mismanaged nuclear complex'.
    From ANA's 'about us' statement: "Through our collective action, we have shut down nuclear weapons sites that were contaminating local communities, established funds for monitoring and technical assessment, and ensured that federal facilities are subject to state environmental enforcement. We have blocked dangerous nuclear weapons programs, supported more responsible management plans, and worked to decommission hazardous nuclear reactors. We know how to win against an often intransigent government and contractors that waste billions of taxpayer dollars through mismanagement and, sometimes, sheer incompetence."

    Arms Control Association
    Resources: by countries, by subject, reports, threat assessments, fact sheets, issue briefs.

    Federation of American Scientists
    'The Federation of American Scientists is one of the longest serving non-governmental organizations devoted to reducing nuclear dangers and other threats to national and international security by providing rigorous, nonpartisan, technical analysis and recommendations to policymakers and the public. FAS works on a variety of issues including nuclear weapons, radiological and nuclear terrorism... non-proliferation and counter-proliferation.' Of particular interest: F.A.S. Strategic Security Blog. See also issue briefs, reports, publications.

    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
    Home of the Doomsday Clock and a deep online resource. The Bulletin has been published continuously since 1945, when it was founded by former Manhattan Project physicists after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Bulletin's primary aim is to inform the public about nuclear policy debates while advocating for the international control of nuclear weapons.

    UCS: All Things Nuclear
    The Union of Concerned Scientists' site covering nuclear weapons and nuclear power.
    Of note: the "Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkit"

    Ploughshares Fund
    Ploughshares is a major voice in nuclear arms reduction and non-proliferation efforts.
    Recommended: Early Warning- Ploughshares' daily email alert on nuclear news. The website is information-rich; see for example the World Nuclear Stockpile Report
    Strategic Demands "Based on the Strategic Demands of the 21st Century policy paper, a conference was organized the following year in Washington DC to propose new definitions of national security. Since then, on multiple fronts and venues, we have continued our work, now further extended with Strategic Demands online... Our goal is to add independent perspective and opinion to the contemporary national security debate. We bring experience and a belief that the current Washington DC/New York/Boston corridor that holds most all foreign policy think tanks is limited in its politics..." (read on)

    Nuclear Threat Initiative
    NTI: Reports and Analysis

    James Martin Center for Non-Proliferation Studies
    Mission: "CNS strives to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. CNS at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is the largest nongovernmental organization in the United States devoted exclusively to research and training on nonproliferation issues."

    Arms Control Wonk Podcast
    By Jeffrey Lewis, Aaron Stein

    Harvard Belfert Center Nuclear Security Matters

    Carnegie Endowment: Nuclear Weapons

    Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection

     British-American Security

    Nuclear Information Service (UK)

    EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

    CTBTO Preparatory Commission
    (Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Org.)
    Workshops and trainings, Educational Resources, Conference Series.

    Deep Cuts
    First Report of the Deep Cuts Commission

    Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy

    Nuclear Information Service

    Global Incidents and Trafficking Database

    Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
    IEER provides activists, policy-makers, journalists, and the public with understandable and accurate scientific and technical information on energy and environmental issues arising from nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and nuclear waste.

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