CCNS has been instrumental in bringing together diverse community organizations to address the impacts of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) operations to public health and the environment. Examples include the Communities for Clean Water and Las Mujeres Hablan, which was recently recognized by the Nobel Womens' Initiative. See http://www.nobelwomensinitiative.org/blogs/16daysIn all of our work, CCNS adheres to environmental justice principles. Our programs include:CCNS Media Network CCNS produces a weekly radio program and maintains a website at www.nuclearactive.org. CCNS creates and distributes public education materials in order to encourage civic engagement in federal, state and local decision-making processes impacting public health and the environment, such as permits, cleanup plans and strengthening regulations.Environmental Monitoring Programs - Air Emissions, Discharges to Water and Waste Generation and Handling - CCNS scrutinizes radioactive, toxic and hazardous emissions to air and discharges to surface and ground water from LANL and the resulting impacts to our drinking water. CCNS also monitors radioactive and hazardous waste generation, treatment and disposal practices at LANL and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and the associated transportation issues.Weapons Program - CCNS monitors and encourages civic engagement in the DOE plans to expand nuclear weapons production in New Mexico, including the construction of new facilities.
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