We call on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war by:

  • renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first
  • ending the sole, unchecked authority of any President to launch a nuclear attack
  • taking US nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert
  • cancelling the plan to replace its entire arsenal with enhanced weapons;
  • actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals

Since the height of the Cold War the U.S .and Russia have dismantled more than 50,000 nuclear warheads, but 15,000 of these weapons still exist and they pose an intolerable risk to human survival. 95% of these weapons are in the hands of the United States and Russia; the rest are held by seven other countries, the United Kingdom, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea.

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TAKE ACTION! OCTOBER ACTION: TELL CONGRESS TO “HOLD THE LYNE” This crucial piece of legislation Hold The LYNE Act if passed, would prohibit any funds from being used for the research, development, production or deployment of this new warhead. The Trump Administration is pushing ahead with the development of a new, dangerous and more usable… Read More

“Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2018.” SIGN LETTER TO CONGRESS TO BLOCK TRUMP’S WAR WITH IRAN “I urge you to stand up against war with Iran by supporting the “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2018.” … Under the US Constitution, only Congress can declare war. A war against Iran… Read More

The Netherlands needs to improve cooperation with Belgium and Germany to be properly prepared for a nuclear accident with cross-border consequences. The Dutch Safety Board comes to this conclusion in its report entitled “Cooperation on Nuclear Safety” which was published today. In addition to improving the crisis plans, the countries need to conduct more joint exercises , and arrange both the mutual coordination of the measures to be taken and the communication in this regard.

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Jim Green | Nuclear power is in crisis ‒ as even the most strident nuclear enthusiasts acknowledge ‒ and it is likely that a new era is fast emerging, writes Jim Green, editor of the Nuclear Monitor newsletter. After a growth spurt from the 1960s to the ’90s, then 20 years of stagnation, the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning is upon us

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There are fewer and fewer headlines these days about the catastrophe resulting from the triple core meltdown in March 2011 at Tepco’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. But participants at a recent symposium stressed that the disaster’s lingering effects continue to weigh heavily on people and municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture.

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