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New Report: Trillion $ Trainwreck

The nuclear weapons "TRILLION DOLLAR TRAINWRECK" is here. This new report was co-authored by Tri-Valley CAREs Executive Director, Marylia Kelley, and several other experts from the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) in prepartion for "DC Days," ANA's annual lobbying week. We will be distributing the report widely to Members of Congress and administration officials.

Click here for the report; Click here to help your Tri-Valley CAREs team take the report's recommendations to Capitol Hill; work with us throughout the year to prevent these destabilizing new weapons programs and shift the money to cleaning up the mess from past nuclear weapons activities.

Here is an excerpt from the introduction to "Trillion Dollar Trainwreck": Nuclear proliferation begins at home. That has never been clearer than now, as the U.S. embarks on what many scientists at the nuclear weapons labs are calling “the second nuclear age.” The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Pentagon together plan to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to “modernize” all aspects of the nuclear weapons stockpile: the bombs and warheads, the production facilities, the delivery systems, and command and control systems.

As part of this new buildup, and despite a clear obligation under Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty to “pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date,” the U.S. continues to pursue nuclear weapons Life Extension Programs (LEPs), including at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab. Tri-Valley CAREs and allied organizations are organizing to stop this new nuclear arms race, and, in particular, to prevent the development of a new nuclear-tipped cruise missile, called the Long Range Stand Off weapon.