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Media Advisory- Livermore Lab Investigated by the Department of Energy for a Contamination Problem, Both On and Offsite at a Worker’s Private Home

In a January 24th letter sent by the Department of Energy’s Office of Enterprise Assessments to Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore Lab’s management entity), the DOE office announced that it is opening an investigation into an April incident in which radioactive contamination from the nuclear weapons lab was found on and off-site. The letter is scant on details, however it refers to an otherwise previously undisclosed, “March 2023 loss of contamination control and the discovery of contaminated property both on and offsite, including at a Lawrence Livermore National Security worker’s residence, on April 8, 2023.” Tri-Valley CAREs, a community-based watchdog group that...

Med Adv: Actions Celebrate Treaty in Livermore, Across US

Tri-Valley CAREs and Groups Across U.S. Celebrate the ‘Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,’ on Anniversary of its Entry-Into-Force; Call on U.S. to Sign  Events Scheduled from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Throughout the Middle WHAT:          January 22, 2024 marks the third anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Seventy countries have ratified the Treaty so far, with additional countries undertaking that process this year. The TPNW currently has ninety-two signatory countries. The Treaty’s rising membership reflects a growing consensus among most of the world’s countries that the extreme threat nuclear weapons pose to all...

Press Release: Lab Environmental Plan Increases Nuclear Danger and Airborne Releases

For immediate release, November 9, 2023 Contact: Scott Yundt, executive director, Tri-Valley CAREs, [email protected] 925.443.7148 (office), 415.990.2070 (cell) The National Nuclear Security Administration has released the Final Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operations of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (SWEIS) that purports to analyze all of the potential impact to the environment of the Lab for the next 15 years. The document was “scoped” in 2020 and released in draft form in November of 2022. Tri-Valley CAREs participated in the public process on both the scoping and the draft. The group worked to engage members of the public to participate and...

Media Adv: Lab Hiroshima vigil to honor Ellsberg, Debut film

Contacts: Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs, 925.255.3589 (cell) Grace Morizawa, Asian-Americans for Peace & Justice, 510.289.1285 For immediate release, August 2, 2023 Bay Area Groups to Mark Hiroshima and Nagasaki at Livermore Lab with Program Honoring Daniel Ellsberg and New Film Debut  Opening Remarks from Patricia Ellsberg Media are invited to a special event marking the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a coalition of Northern California peace and justice groups that comprise the Livermore Conversion Project.  The event features a vigil at the Livermore Lab West Gate and a film tribute to our dear friend, former Pentagon planner, whistleblower, and fellow nuclear...

Announcing Our New Executive Director!

From the desk of Loulena Miles, board president… Dear Tri-Valley CAREs community, As our organization – and its crucial nuclear policy work – enter its 40th year, I have wonderful news to share that reflects both on our decades of success and our future achievements. I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that our long-time Staff Attorney, Scott Yundt, will be taking over as the new Executive Director of Tri-Valley CAREs starting in July 2023. Over the past year a transition committee met frequently to find the right candidate to lead Tri-Valley CAREs through its first executive transition. After months of screening applicants and interviews, the Committee and Board made a unanimous...

District Court Denies Department of Energy’s Motion to Dismiss Plutonium Pits Suit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 13, 2023 | South Carolina Environmental Law Project, Savannah River Site Watch, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, Tri-Valley CAREs, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition VIEW/DOWNLOAD AS PDF In a win for public participation and environmental protection, the United States District Court of South Carolina denied the Department of Energy’s motion to dismiss a 2021 legal action filed by multiple citizen groups. The suit was prompted by the agencies’ failure to take the “hard look” required by the National Environmental Policy Act at their plans to more than quadruple the production of plutonium pits for new nuclear weapons and split their production between the Los...

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 https://enlightenedfilms.com/august-rally/ “MAKING THE UNTHINKABLE IMPOSSIBLE” Contacts: Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs, Livermore; cell, 925-255-3585, [email protected] Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation; cell 510-306-0119, [email protected] Grace Morizawa, Asian Americans for Peace and Justice; cell, 510-289-1285, [email protected] 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....

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...

Groups Fire Back at Feds’ Move to Dismiss Plutonium Pit Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 26, 2021 Media Contacts: Leslie Lenhardt, South Carolina Environmental Law Project, (843) 527-0078, [email protected] Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs, in CA, (925) 255-3589, [email protected] Tom Clements, SRS Watch, in S. Carolina, (803) 834-3084, [email protected] Jay Coghlan, Nuclear Watch NM, (505) 989-7342, c. (505) 470-3154, [email protected] Queen Quet, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition [email protected] Groups Fire Back at Feds’ Move to Dismiss Plutonium Pit Lawsuit Federal agencies continue to reject a full review of the public safety and environmental risks of producing nuclear bomb cores across multiple cross-country sites AIKEN, S.C. —...

Media Advisory; For Immediate Release: August 3, 2021

Media Advisory; For Immediate Release: August 3, 2021 Hybrid Live/Virtual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Rally and March at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab Fri., Aug. 6, 9:00 am PDT (live/pre-recorded); Mon., Aug. 9, 9:00 am PDT (rebroadcast) Contacts: Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs, Livermore; cell, 925-255-3585, [email protected] Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation; cell 510-306-0119, [email protected] Grace Morizawa, Asian Americans for Peace and Justice; cell, 510-289-1285, [email protected] WHAT: “Nuclear Weapons & Climate Change: Shine a Light, Stop the Hate, Lower the Heat,” annual rally and protest at the gates of Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory. This year, the...