MTA Fund Collection

MTA Fund Collection

In December 1998, 39 environmental and peace organizations won a landmark lawsuit against the U.S Department of Energy for failure to follow-through on adequate environmental cleanup during its 50+ years of nuclear weapons research, testing, and production. Part of this settlement was the establishment of the MTA Fund (Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund), which provided $6.25 million for tribes and non-profit organizations to assess and conduct independent technical and scientific studies regarding the multitude of technical, ecological, and health issues surrounding the nation’s nuclear weapons complex.

The grants allocated by the MTA Fund were awarded in six rounds of grant proposal reviews. The fund was administered by the independent environmental mediation organization RESOLVE as well as an advisory board made up of plaintiff representatives and members from affected groups and communities. Reports were finalized over the years 2001 through 2007. These grants support public dissemination of studies, reviews, and analyses conducted through the MTA Fund, but do not support their use for litigation, lobbying, general administrative support, or fundraising.

Clark University was chosen by the non-profit peace and environmental groups as the conservator of these reports to ensure they remain available to the public in perpetuity. The unconventional election of university as conservator is an innovative example, particularly within the era of Web 1.0, of higher education as protector and provider of information through wide dissemination.

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Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice

Aleutian/Pribil of Islands Association

Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA)

Amigos Bravos

Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Inc.

Carolina Peace Resource Center

Church Rock Chapter (through Navajo Education & Scholarship Foundation)

Citizen Action (through New Mexico Community Foundation)

Citizen Alert

Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping (CARD)

Clark University

Columbia Riverkeeper

Committee to Bridge the Gap

Committee to Minimize Toxic Waste

Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS)

Concerned Citizens of Lake Township (CCLT)

Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation

Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment

El Rio Arriba Environmental Health Association

Experi-Center Inc.

Fernald Community Health Effects (F-CHEC)

Global Green USA

Government Accountability Project (GAP)

Hanford Action of Oregon

Harambee House, Inc.

Healing Ourselves and Mother Earth (HOME)

Heart of America Northwest

The Initiative for Social Action and Renewal (ISAR)

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)

Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

Institute for Technology, Social, and Policy Awareness, Inc. (ITSPA)

International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Inc. (IIIRM)

JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Keep Yellowstone Nuclear Free

Living Rivers

Miamisburg Environmental Safety and Health (MESH)

Mount Holyoke College

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Nez Perce Tribe

Nuclear Information and Resource Center (NIRS)

Nuclear Watch of New Mexico

The Peace Farm of Texas, Inc.

The Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

Pueblo of Jemez

Radiation and Public Health Project, Inc.

The RadioActivist Campaign

Radiochemical Health Effects Archives

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center

Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL)

Savannah Riverkeeper

Scarboro Community Oak Ridge Empowerment

Serious Texans Against Nuclear Dumping (STAND)

Snake River Alliance

Southwest Research and Information Center

Standing for Truth About Radiation, Inc. (STAR Foundation)

Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (CAREs)

Tuppipuh Project

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

Yakama Nation

Yggdrasil Institute Program

Yomba Shoshone Tribe