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Tri-Valley CAREs Team Heads to Washington DC! You Can Take Action From Home…

Four of your Tri-Valley CAREs friends will be in Washington, DC from May 19-22 for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability’s 2024 DC Days. This event will bring roughly 60 activists from front-line communities around the country to Washington, DC to speak truth to power to Congress and the Administration about the impacts of...

New Report! “Nuclear Abolition: An idea whose time has come”

In preparation for this year’s Alliance for Nuclear Accountability’s DC Days advocacy week in Washington, membership groups including Tri-Valley CAREs contributed to this new report to distribute to members of congress. (Tri-Valley CAREs contributions include the sections about New Warheads and Oversight).  There is also a 2...

Letter to the Editors: UC Fingerprints on Israeli bombs

Jonah Henry At least 27 Gazans, including six women and nine children, have been killed since Monday in a series of unprovoked Israeli airstrikes in Rafah. This latest attack brings the death toll in Gaza to over 34,535 since October 7. Among the bombs that Israel is accused of dropping on civilians are GPS-guided GBU-39s,...

No possibility of settling enviros’ suit against S.C. pit plant

Dan Leone Settlement talks collapsed weeks ago between the Department of Energy and environmental groups who sued the agency over its plan to produce nuclear-weapons cores in South Carolina, a Tuesday court filing shows. "Both parties were hopeful that the nearly two-month mediation process would bear fruit and focused their...

Nuclear Arms Race Dollars flow into Livermore Lab – Again…

The Administration’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been released and it tops $2.5 billion for the first time. The Lab’s overall budget is up 5% over the FY24 Annualized Continuing Resolution (a measure of the budget during 2024 which was passed in piecemeal with...

Dancing with Death: The Fiscal Year 2025 Nuclear Weapons Budget

Last week President Biden sent his Fiscal Year 2025 budget request to Congress. While this general fact made the news; many media outlets failed to highlight that the U.S. military defense budget for the coming fiscal year is approaching a trillion dollars. The President’s FY25 request stands at $895 billion for the Defense...

#MakeNukesHistory

On March 10, we will learn whether Oppenheimer, the most-nominated film of the year, sets records at the Academy Awards. The film was a summer blockbuster that powerfully told the story of the race to develop the world’s first nuclear weapon during World War II.  Many moviegoers probably walked away thinking the film showed a...

Performance Report Illuminates Livermore Pit Production Role and New Warhead Delays

The just released National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) reports evaluating contractor performance reveal serious scheduling delays on Livermore Lab’s nuclear warhead programs that will likely lead to cost overruns, detail the plutonium pit production support work at Livermore Lab in greater detail, and show ongoing...

Ongoing Problems with Safety Implementation at Livermore Lab Identified By Regulators, Again…

Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s Superblock is home to its Plutonium Facility, which is a couple of hundred yards from the fence line and is visible from nearby homes. Recently the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), an independent federal agency with oversight authority of nuclear facilities at Livermore Lab,...