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Questions on the Dep't of Energy Upcoming FY2017 Budget Request for Nuclear Weapons and Cleanup

Wednesday, February 3, 2015
Posted by Marylia Kelley

The Obama Administration’s nuclear weapons policy is revealed much more by its spending plans than its rhetoric. On February 9, the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Energy (DOE) budget request will illuminate the programs that President Obama wants to pass on to his successor.

Will it increase funding for additional nuclear weapons programs despite warnings that “modernization” is leading to a new arms race? Will the President keep faith with communities harmed by nuclear weapons activities and request the funds needed to stabilize nuclear materials and clean up contaminated land and waters at DOE sites across America?

The DOE Fiscal Year 2017 budget request will answer these and other questions of great importance to the American people and the world. The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA), a 29-year-old network of groups from communities downwind and downstream of U.S. nuclear sites, will be looking at the following issues. For details, contact the ANA leaders listed at the end of this Advisory.

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Doomsday Clock Remains at 3 Minutes to Midnight

Wednesday, January 27, 2015
Posted by Joseph Rodgers

The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic representation of how close humanity is to global catastrophe. Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has changed the time displayed on the clock’s face to reflect annual modifications to the continuous dangers that humanity is faced with. The clock reflects the world’s two largest existential threats: climate change and nuclear weapons.

On the 22nd of January, 2016 the Bulletin decided to leave the clock at three minutes to midnight. While the Bulletin leaders applaud the Iran Deal and the Paris Agreements, they believe that these diplomatic achievements were not enough.

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Keeping Perspective on North Korea's Nuclear Test

Wednesday, January 13, 2015
Posted by Joseph Rodgers

North Korea conducted its third known nuclear weapons test on January 6, 2016. The North Korean Central News Agency claims that the test was a successful small hydrogen bomb explosion. In the past, North Korea is believed to have only successfully detonated one-stage atomic weapons.

Hydrogen weapons are hundreds or even thousands of times more powerful than atomic weapons. Hydrogen bombs are two stage weapons that rely on the energy released by atomic fission to create the conditions necessary for hydrogen fusion.

Based off of initial CTBTO seismic readings, North Korea likely did not produce a successful hydrogen explosion. The January 6 test produced a magnitude 5.1 seismic event. North Korea’s 2013 atomic bomb test created a magnitude 5 seismic event.

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Citizen's Watch Newsletter Winter 2016

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Posted by Marylia Kelley

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The Winter 2016 edition of Tri-Valley CAREs' newsletter, Citizen's Watch, is now ready for you to enjoy. Click into the PDF link, and you will find:

  • Thank You - To the Individuals and Foundations that Support Us Page 1

  • Poison Soil & Tainted Water - Site 300 Community Meeting & Acceptance Criteria Page 1 & Insert

  • Print Bites - All the News that Fits to Print Page 2

  • Youth Video Contest - Winners! Page 2

  • Irradiated - Sick Worker Problems Continue Page 2

  • We are Accomplished - Successes of 2015 Page 3

  • Alerts for You - Upcoming Events Page 3

  • Hell No LRSO - Stopping the Long-Range Stand Off Weapon Page 4

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