Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA)



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Executive summary for comprehensive report "Danger Lurks Below: The Threat to Major Water Supplies from US Department of Energy Nuclear Weapons Testing". The bulk of the report lives with the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Records, archived in the Swathmore College Peace Collection.

This report details the serious shortfalls of the DOE's cleanup program and shows how hazardous materials are migrating from nuclear weapons sites, placing the environment, water supply systems and significant numbers of people at risk. ANA, founded in 1987, is a national network of organizations that represents the concerns of communities near US nuclear weapons factories. It develops educational materials and advocates for safe solutions for the cleanup of the DOE nuclear weapons complex. We focus on the 13 largest DOE sites; however, it must be noted that many smaller DOE sites also need cleanup.

This research was completed money allocated during Round 2 of the Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (MTA Fund). Clark University was named conservator of these works.

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nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons testing, environment, non-governmental organizations, United States Department of Energy, tribal governments, environmental cleanup, radioactive fallout, radioactive waste


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Danger Lurks Below: The Threat to Major Water Supplies from U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Weapons Plants - Executive Summary



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