Communities Against a Radioactive Environment

Tri-Valley CAREs stops nuclear weapons where they start.

We watchdog the nuclear weapons complex and its Livermore Lab, one of two locations that develops all US nuclear bombs and warheads. Nuclear weapons pose one of the great social, economic, and ecological challenges of our time. We work toward their global abolition.

Come to our Community Forum!

Please join us VIRTUALLY ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 @ 7:30 PM https://tinyurl.com/57u366n4 Meeting ID: 818 8690 1971    Passcode: 803885   Para ver esta información en español HAGA CLIC AQUÍ! TRI-VALLEY CARES IS HOSTING A COMMUNITY FORUM...

Tri-Valley CAREs Invited to Bonnie Raitt at Berkeley’s Greek Theater

She is not just a legendary musician. Bonnie Raitt is also a longtime peace and justice activist with ties to clean energy and anti-nuclear weapons groups, including us, Tri-Valley CAREs. This past Sunday, September 19, 2022, Bonnie invited us to...

LLNL nuclear program review

| Written by: Raiza Marciscano Editor, After a nearly 2-year delay, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced that it will release a new Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) in October. The...

Residents must speak out on lab’s dangers

| Written by: Scott Yundt In 2020, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced it would be releasing a Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS). This document will “analyze the potential environmental impacts for continuing...

Tri-Valley CAREs’ September Virtual Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs’ would like to remind you of our monthly virtual meeting that will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Our monthly meetings are open to all interested members of the public. You will get up-to-the-minute reports on...

Your views: Join Town Hall to discuss Livermore Lab’s Site 300 explosives testing range

| Written by: Gail Rieger Site 300 is a high explosive testing range at the edge of Tracy. Livermore Lab conducts explosions, some inside a building and some in the open-air.  The Environmental Protection Agency has placed Site 300 on its Superfund...

Time for involvement

| Written by: Gail Rieger Editor, Site 300 is an 11-square-mile high-explosives testing range on Corral Hollow Road at the western edge of Tracy. This is where Lawrence Livermore Lab conducts explosions, some inside a special building and some on...

LLNL Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement Release Pending

| Written by: Mary Perner The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently announced it will release, for public comment, a draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. The...

Safeguard Our Families’ Health

| Written by: Raiza Marciscano-Bettis   After a nearly two-year delay, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced that it will release a new Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) in October....

September Virtual LTE Writing Party

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Our story

Tri-Valley CAREs was founded in 1983 in Livermore, California by concerned neighbors living around the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of two locations where all US nuclear weapons are designed. Tri-Valley CAREs monitors nuclear weapons and environmental clean-up activities throughout the US nuclear weapons complex, with a special focus on Livermore Lab and the surrounding communities.

Tri-Valley CAREs’ overarching mission is to promote peace, justice and a healthy environment by pursuing the following five interrelated goals:

  1. Convert Livermore Lab from nuclear weapons development and testing to socially beneficial, environmentally sound research.
  2. End all nuclear weapons development and testing in the United States.
  3. Abolish nuclear weapons worldwide, and achieve an equitable, successful non-proliferation regime.
  4. Promote forthright communication and democratic decision-making in public policy on nuclear weapons and related environmental issues, locally, nationally and globally.
  5. Clean up the radioactive and toxic pollution emanating from the Livermore Lab and reduce the Lab’s environmental and health hazards.

Press Room

TVC In the News

Residents must speak out on lab’s dangers
September 14, 2022
Source: The Mercury News

Written by: Scott Yundt

In 2020, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced it would be releasing a Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS). This document will “analyze the potential environmental impacts for continuing operations of LLNL for approximately the next 15 years.”

A “scoping” period for the SWEIS occurred in 2021, which included a public hearing and written public comment period. Livermore-based community group Tri-Valley CAREs activated hundreds of community members to submit written and oral comments.

 

Your views: Join Town Hall to discuss Livermore Lab’s Site 300 explosives testing range

September 10, 2022
Source: Record.net

Site 300 is a high explosive testing range at the edge of Tracy. Livermore Lab conducts explosions, some inside a building and some in the open-air. 

The Environmental Protection Agency has placed Site 300 on its Superfund list of the most contaminated sites in America. 

The site’s open-air tests have released large volumes of hazardous material. These activities threaten our community. Our families in San Joaquin County are downwind. Livermore Lab’s parent agency, the National Nuclear Security Administration, will release to the public a new Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) in October. 

 

Time for involvement

September 9, 2022 
Source: Tracy Press
Written by: Gail Rieger

Editor,

Site 300 is an 11-square-mile high-explosives testing range on Corral Hollow Road at the western edge of Tracy. This is where Lawrence Livermore Lab conducts explosions, some inside a special building and some on “firing tables” in the open-air.

The Environmental Protection Agency has placed Site 300 on its Superfund list of the most heavily contaminated sites in the country. Site 300 has uncontrolled waste plumes with toxic and radioactive pollutants leaking into multiple groundwater aquifers.

LLNL Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement Release Pending

August 4, 2022
Source: The Independent News
Written by: Mary Perner

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently announced it will release, for public comment, a draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. The SWEIS is necessary for continued operation of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore Lab) Main Site and the Site 300 high explosives testing range near Tracy.

The announcement follows a lengthy delay by the agency in addressing multiple environmental issues that will form the basis for the SWEIS; a review document will analyze existing and newly proposed programs at Livermore Lab using radioactive materials.

Safeguard Our Families’ Health

August 3, 2022
Source: The Independent News
Written by: Raiza Marciscano-Bettis

 

 

After a nearly two-year delay, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced that it will release a new Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) in October. The plans that will be disclosed in the SWEIS will affect the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the next 15 years.

The purpose of this environmental analysis extends beyond describing Livermore Lab programs; by law, a SWEIS must also examine how each proposed program could affect the quality of the human environment.

Press Releases

Hiroshima-Nagasaki virtual rally from the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab; additional speakers filmed in CA, NY and Russia

For Immediate Release, August 3, 2022

Sat., Aug. 6, 9:00 am PDT and rebroadcast Tues., Aug. 9, 9:00 am PDT

“MAKING

THE

UNTHINKABLE

IMPOSSIBLE”

Contacts: Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs, Livermore; cell, 925-255-3585, marylia@trivalleycares.org
Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation; cell 510-306-0119, wslf@earthlink.net
Grace Morizawa, Asian Americans for Peace and Justice; cell, 510-289-1285, gmorizawa@yahoo.com

WHAT: “Making the Unthinkable Impossible” a rally filmed at the gates of the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab and beyond. Speakers include a former Pentagon war planner, a Russian physicist-engineer joining virtually from St. Petersburg, a survivor of the Nagasaki bomb, and more (short bios follow). Program highlights include up-to-the-minute nuclear weapons reports at the gates of the Lab and key experts and advocates drawing important connections from the first atomic bomb used in war to the urgent nuclear challenges of our day.

TRI-VALLEY CAREs JOINS NATIONWIDE CALL IN SUPPORT OF TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS: “THE ONLY PATH TO TRUE SAFETY AND SECURITY”
immediate release: June 7, 2022

contact: Marylia Kelley, Executive Director, 925.255.3589 (c)

In the face of widespread concern about the threat of nuclear weapons, Tri-Valley CAREs’ members will join with organizations and leaders across the country to release a Statement on the Existential Threat of Nuclear Weapons and on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s West Gate on Vasco Road at 9 AM on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

The statement (full text below) calls on the US and all nuclear-armed states to take immediate steps to engage the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It also calls on the media to include the Treaty in all coverage of nuclear weapons issues.

Today’s release in Livermore, CA is being replicated across the country in more than a hundred communities.

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Tri Valley CAREs

4049 First Street, Suite 243,
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 443-7148