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Livermore Lab is one of two locations that has designed every nuclear weapon in the U.S. arsenal. It was Livermore Lab where the Bush Administration's "Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator" bomb was being developed before public outcry and Congress stopped it.

Then, in 2007, Livermore Lab was chosen to develop the first in a series of new U.S. nuclear weapons, under the so-called "Reliable Replacement Warhead" program. About 85% of all U.S. Department of Energy funding at Livermore Lab is for nuclear weapons activities.

Tri-Valley CAREs works to end all further nuclear weapons development, testing and production as an important step toward their global elimination. We believe that nuclear weapons decrease human security and pose one of the great social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. Our efforts have resulted in the cancellation of some weapons systems, but there is much yet to be done.