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  • Action Alerts & Bulletins
    a long way to go our plans for 2012 please help financially if you can and thank you for all your support Bulletin 136 12 16 11 Appropriations bill slashes funding for new plutonium lab at Los Alamos disallows construction in FY2012 Bulletin 135 11 28 11 Toward defeat of CMRR progress and portents Bulletin 134 11 13 11 Public talk and Q A Wednesday November 16 7 pm Santa Fe Bulletin 133 10 31 11 Making some headway Request for help Bulletin 132 10 22 11 Study Group files second lawsuit to halt proposed 6 billion bomb factory Bulletin 131 09 27 11 Q A on proposed new plutonium warhead complex tomorrow Wed 9 28 11 8 00 am MDT on KSFR and streaming Bulletin 130 09 18 11 Report from Washington in Santa Fe on Wednesday evening NNSA sailing straight into fiscal hurricane while spreading more sail than ever fate of Los Alamos production complex uncertain amidst overall folly Bulletin 129 09 11 11 Rep Heinrich asks Obama to increase warhead spending bypass pending cuts Bulletin 128 09 08 11 Senate funders would re start construction of 6 billion plutonium fortress in Los Alamos but cut back next year s budget somewhat Bulletin 127 09 06 11 PLEASE ACT NOW as the Senate moves toward cutting Obama s proposed increases in warhead spending Bulletin 126 08 29 11 Thanks to many we had a wonderful benefit evening last week the next events are September 27 Santa Fe 28 Albuquerque Bulletin 125 08 22 11 What can I do to help Bulletin 124 08 17 11 Invitation to fundraising event please reach out to your friends for political action and material support another CMRR resource Bulletin 123 08 07 11 Public talk and discussion Tuesday August 9 The Meaning of Nagasaki with Dr Hugh Gusterson Bulletin 122 07 25 11 Work session tomorrow evening in Santa Fe Tuesday July 26th re the proposed plutonium warhead factory at Los Alamos Bulletin 121 07 17 11 Study Group to host discussion Tuesday evening in Los Alamos regarding proposed plutonium facility Bulletin 120 07 01 11 Study Group Resumes Litigation against Proposed 6 Billion LANL Plutonium Facility Bulletin 119 06 27 11 Las Conchas Fire Business as usual is over for our society Public discussion tomorrow Bulletin 118 06 15 11 House Appropriations Committee slashes 100 million from huge proposed plutonium facility at Los Alamos Bulletin 117 06 06 11 No meeting tomorrow new CMRR resources House likely to propose warhead spending cut Bulletin 116 05 23 11 Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Continuing Los Alamos Nuclear Project Without Applicable Environmental Impact Statement Dismisses Environmental Lawsuit Bulletin 115 05 22 11 XSEIS the SEIS why not try democracy and some new resources Bulletin 114 05 15 11 Santa Fe meetings continue Tuesday pm Albuquerque meetings discontinued please volunteer with us instead boycott the sham SEIS hearings take REAL action instead Bulletin 113 05 06 11 Report on the recent hearing the need for discernment Bulletin 112 05 01 11 Hearing continues tomorrow at 9 a m Bulletin 111 04 17 11 Seminars tomorrow Albuquerque and Tuesday Santa Fe What you can do to stop the proposed LANL plutonium complex speaking of which please come to the federal courthouse in Albuquerque Wednesday April 27 8 30 am Bulletin 110 04 10 11 Seminars this Monday and Tuesday evenings Status of the proposed plutonium storage processing and manufacturing complex at Los Alamos citizens roles Bulletin 109 04 03 11 Weekly seminars resume Converging crises shared responses Bulletin 108 03 25 11 Helen Caldicott presentations fundraising more Bulletin 107 03 21 11 Seismic value engineering questions grow over CMRR NF at LANL Bulletin 106 03 16 11 Obama toadies up to NM labs in special NM TV interview Dr Helen Caldicott soon here more back to top 2010 Bulletin 105 12 17 10 Partial update new resources and request for your financial support Bulletin 104 11 29 10 Reminder Important Santa Fe County takes up question of environmental impact analysis for plutonium complex TOMORROW 11 30 11 am Bulletin 103 11 23 10 Now is the time to ask your local government and congressional delegation to think before embracing Obama s nuclear weapons juggernaut Bulletin 102 11 13 10 LASG files motion to halt CMRR NF procurements suspended White House promises 820 M year more to nuke labs plants Bulletin 101 11 07 10 Local governments tribes and Los Alamos residents are beginning to question the 6 billion nuclear factory proposed for Los Alamos Bulletin 100 10 22 10 Study Group attorneys file response to DOE effort to quash lawsuit DOE Secretary to initiate new study of LANL nuke facility Bulletin 99 10 18 10 The illegitimate scoping hearings for the big new nuke weapons plant are upon us tomorrow and Wednesday Please go or comment or both but the real action is elsewhere Bulletin 98 09 28 10 Administration admits environmental analysis of LANL weapons facility is insufficient Bulletin 97 08 22 10 CMRR litigation One simple thing you can do to help Bulletin 96 07 16 10 We can and must stop LANL s proposed plutonium lab and here s how Bulletin 95 06 07 10 Please RSVP and attend LANL s public discussion of its proposed plutonium warhead core pit factory annex Bulletin 94 05 12 10 Historical surge in weapons spending does not disarmament make and other news back to top 2009 Bulletin 93 02 10 09 Hey Where have you Study Group guys been Economic Stimulus through nuclear warheads More detailed comments from 2 2 09 on three small parts of the Senate version of the proposed economic stimulus bill S336 the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan back to top 2008 Bulletin 92 11 17 08 We are requesting some financial support for our work Other ways to express your solidarity Help halt efforts to build a new nuclear weapons factory in Albuquerque Help stop the CMRR Nuclear Facility

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  • LASG letters
    by any organization in New Mexico leading to the sorry situation where various liberal and progressive reform efforts remain separate fragmented and ineffective We ve got a new nuclear weapons aka Manhattan Project National Historic Park on the way Simultaneously the Santa Fe metro area continues to be marked for increased plutonium and nuclear waste activities LASG Albuquerque friends ltr 05 16 15 Study Group mtg Wed May 20 economic implications of nuclear militarism for NM As those of you know who were at the previous meeting we are looking for potential full time hires i e research fellows and interns At our last meeting we discussed The Swamp the complex of negative net energy and miscommunication phenomena associated with a politically demobilized privatized to use the word in a different way than is usual society This past week we had an excellent meeting in Santa Fe On Wednesday we hope to discuss the economic and social implications of being a nuclear weapons state and the economic benefits of clawing our way out of that condition LASG Santa Fe friends ltr 05 11 15 Reminder Briefing and discussion Wed May 13 5 30 pm We d like to unveil some of our plans ask for help in various ways and mostly separate from what we can do in the Study Group without more staff describe some fruitful and supportive organizing paths others can take We want to tell you about the steady progress on the international disarmament front these days though that progress is like pulling nuclear teeth from the mouths of the nuclear weapon states More good news is that Scotland is now largely politically united behind a party the Scottish National Party that puts ridding Scotland of Trident as one of its top three political demands I have just returned from a week in Washington meeting with high officials congressional staff and long time colleagues In one way or another a ban on nuclear weapons is coming on strong LASG Albuquerque friends ltr 05 04 15 Reminder discussion Thurs May 7 5 30 pm Update on nuclear issues in Congress the Administration and NM Update on current developments in nuclear weapons diplomacy Study Group plans and hopes to expand our staff The need for full time or near full time activist revolutionaries and how best to reach out to religious leaders and other communities in Albuquerque to create those positions LASG Albuquerque friends ltr 04 21 15 No meeting this Wednesday morning Now Thurs May 7 5 30 pm At these meetings we want to talk specifically about outreach to religious leaders and other communities about the need to cultivate and support full time work on the core crises facing our planet Probably many or most of you saw Tim DeChristopher s letter to churches Lead Don t Follow on Climate Justice republished at Truthout At the Study Group our role has evolved to deploy the most truthful power we can with the least time and money which

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  • Nuclear Weapons: Legal Resources
    a discussion on the implementation of Article VI of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty and the legal basis for disarmament Treaties Information on Key Treaties Relating to Nuclear Biological and Chemical Weapons including the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty NPT the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty CTBT the Biological Weapons Convention BWC and various Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaties The International Court of Justice Information on the International Court of Justice Advisory

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  • Nuclear Weapons: Technical Resources
    Pit Production Capacity Jonathan E Medalia CRS Apr 3 2014 In Brief U S Nuclear Weapon Pit Production Background and Options Jonathan E Medalia CRS Mar 20 2014 U S Nuclear Weapon Pit Production Options for Congress Jonathan E Medalia CRS Feb 21 2014 Pit Production Options Jonathan E Medalia CRS Nov 20 2013 Plutonium in Warhead Cores Pits Stable to 150 Years Los Alamos Study Group press release Dec 6 2012 The United States Plutonium Balance 1944 2009 Jun 26 2012 update of Plutonium The First 50 Years Feb 1996 The Proposed Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility CMRR NF New Realities Call for New Thinking Dec 10 2010 U S Plutonium Pit Production Additional Facilities Production Restart are Unnecessary Costly and Provocative Mar 2 2010 Lifetime Extension Program JASON Executive Summary Sep 9 2009 Nuclear Matters A Practical Guide 2008 edition Office of the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters In depth discussion of nuclear weapons written for the military Good overview of the nuclear weapons enterprise and its terminology from the military perspective Pit Lifetime JASON s review on plutonium aging JSR 06 335 The Mitre Corporation Nov 20 2006 A Little Primer on Plutonium and Poverty in New Mexico pdf file of brochure The WMD Way of Life Pit production equipment in Los Alamos parking lot photo Jan 2006 Subcritical Nuclear Tests Have Apparently Begun at Los Alamos press release Jan 13 1999 LANL Plan to Detonate Plutonium Poses Risks to Region press release May 14 1997 Los Alamos Study Group letter to Secretary of Energy Hazel O Leary Oct 22 1996 Plutonium Explosions Subcritical Testing Since the United States last full nuclear weapons test at the Nevada Test Site in September of 1992 all subsequent nuclear weapons explosives tests have

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  • Sites Within the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex
    and operations The industrial sites of the nuclear weapons complex include the locations for the mining and refinement of uranium uranium enrichment processing in reactors to produce plutonium sites for the research and design of nuclear weapons the production of weapons components including plutonium pits the non nuclear components of nuclear weapons and sites for the final assembly and storage of nuclear weapons Nuclear weapons are a multi billion dollar a year enterprise in the United States Every household in the U S contributes approximately 185 per year to the nuclear weapons complex through federal taxes The workforce of the nuclear weapons complex at its main sites now consists of approximately 51 000 persons spread across the United States working in the main labs factories and offices responsible for the bomb These main sites within the nuclear weapons complex are composed of eight GOCO sites Government Owned Contractor Operated overseen by the National Nuclear Security Administration a quasi independent office within the U S Department of Energy and run by an independent contractor NNSA Headquarters and the NNSA Service Center In Albuquerque are federal facilities with no contracting operator Overview of the U S Nuclear Weapons Complex Interactive Map of

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  • Nuclear Waste
    MDAs since 1944 LANL continues to generate and dispose of radioactive waste on site at a facility called Area G which is the largest MDA 63 acres and contains the most waste 10 800 000 ft 3 enough to fill 1 4 million 55 gallon drums LANL would like to expand MDA G by 66 acres more than doubling its size Several small Indian ruins lie in the expansion path Resources on Nuclear Waste stored at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico include in depth information maps and photographs of Material Disposal Areas MDAs at LANL contaminated sites at LANL and How to clean up Los Alamos Sept 8 2004 by Greg Mello Selected Likely Key Issues in the Anticipated TA 54 Low Level Waste Disposal Performance Assessment for Los Alamos National Laboratory Jan 25 2006 Expansion of LANL Waste Disposal Lots of Mostly New Made Waste Jan 25 2006 Sustained Disapproval print media history of Technical Area 54 Material Disposal Area G Los Alamos National Laboratory 1992 2006 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant WIPP Department of Energy DOE Environmental Management EM Accident Investigation Reports Radiological Release Event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Feb 14 2014 Phase 1 Apr

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  • Citizen Inspections
    06 19 12 Citizen Inspection August 2004 The Los Alamos Study Group will conduct a coordinated series of citizens inspections of Los Alamos National Laboratory LANL and Sandia National Laboratories SNL on August 2 4 and 5 2004 Join us What is A Citizen Inspection Citizen Inspections are a means for citizens to verify that the actions of their elected governments are in compliance with current domestic laws treaties and international norms The verification process serves as a popular check against illicit government activities and the perpetuation and normalization of potentially dangerous policies Why Conduct Citizen Inspections Citizen inspections serve to open up institutions establish bright lines between justly classified information and the information which the public has the right to access and the need to know Citizen inspections help to build a popular knowledge about institutions and current events so that citizens can be more effective participants in the political sphere Citizen inspections are part of a larger freedom that if not exercised may very well perish Authority and Legal Aspects Legal authority for citizens to conduct their own fact finding inspections of their nation s weapons capabilities and facilities stems from several sources Overview of the U S

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  • Life at the Labs
    about 6 5 billion per year on nuclear weapons related work including research design and production activities at the national weapons labs Spending on this work now outstrips what the US spent on similar activities during the height of the Cold War Scientists in a variety of fields and disciplines may one day find themselves as a potential employee of the national labs or working on a nuclear weapons related

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