Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT), Ploughshares Fund is dedicating a series of blogs on how the treaty influences nuclear disarmament today. The LTBT was the first concrete step toward the elimination of nuclear testing. Under the LTBT, U.S. research and development on nuclear weapons is still permitted in the national laboratories. One of the groups working to convert this weapons development actvity into socially beneficial research is our grantee, Tri-Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment). We asked Tri-Valley CAREs Executive Director Marylia Kelley for her insights on how the LTBT impacts her work and what more can be done to stop nuclear testing.   Read more »
Posted by teresa on August 14, 2013
  On the radar: Threats subside, chance of provocation or negotiation; Nuclear guidance study still unfinished; Ban Ki-moon visits Pentagon; Diminishing role for nuclear weapons; Ratcheting down resolution’s rhetoric; and Seismic risk and Iran’s nuclear program;   Read more »
Posted on April 18, 2013
Although the United States has not tested a nuclear weapon for twenty years, we still spend billions each year on an array of machines that conduct all kinds of diagnostic experiments to mimic nuclear explosions. One of the most expensive is called the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Read more »
Posted by Paul Carroll on October 31, 2012