Alliance for Nuclear Accountability ANA is a network of more than 30 local, regional and national peace and environmental groups representing the concerns of communities in the shadows of the U.S. nuclear weapons sites and radioactive waste dumps. We have effectively worked to open up the operations of the U.S. Department of Energy to help shut down polluting, obsolete and unsafe facilities, and to stop nuclear weapons testing as well as the construction of many new bomb production plants.

The ANA has been so successful because it is structured to allow local and national organizations concerned with nuclear weapons related issues to coordinate their work and create common goals. The ANA makes this possible in two ways:

– ANA enables its members to come together to formulate common positions on issues of democracy, environmental protection, production, and testing as they relate to the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons complex.

– ANA provides support for its member organizations to develop and implement education and advocacy campaigns in their own areas and regions as well as nationally on the nuclear weapons complex and the Cold War radioactive legacy.

Though ANA embraces all issues dealing with the Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons complex, five areas were chosen by the membership for priority work this year. They currently include:

– Ending Nuclear Weapons Research, Development, Testing and Production

– Fissile Material Management and Disposition

– Nuclear Waste Storage and Repositories

– Cleanup of Contaminated Nuclear Weapons Sites

– Protecting Public Health in Nuclear Weapons Complex Communities