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The United States and Russia = 95% of global nuclear weapons arsenal
The U.S. and Russia each have 2,500 missiles on hair trigger alert, ready to launch in 15 minutes .
U.S. has maintained high level of military
spending since Cold War,
New Threats of Today: Nuclear Terrorism
“ We will make the goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons a central element in our nuclear policy.” “ We’ll negotiate with Russia to achieve deep reductions in both our nuclear arsenals and… work with other …powers to reduce global stockpiles dramatically.” “ We will work with the Senate to ratify the Comprehensive-Test-Ban Treaty….” “ I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile materials.” “ I will not develop new nuclear weapons.” U.S. President Barack Obama
NUCLEAR SPENDING US FEDERAL BUDGET FY 2008 FIGURES IN $ BILLION
Internal damage to nerve cells
Severe loss of white blood cells (susceptible to disease)
Reduced production of blood platelets (Hemorrhaging)
Still born, long-term gene mutations, mental disorders.
Damaged/ Destroyed healthcare infrastructure
Hanford Washington- 53 Million gallons of radioactive waste
Life span of radioactive waste= 100,000 + years
No long term storage solution
Reduce use of nuclear materials
Tighten monitoring of nuclear waste
Increase funding for solutions for waste storage
AGRICULTURAL IMPACT: CANADA
THE BOMB TODAY Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones Nuclear weapons states Nuclear sharing Neither, but NPT
NUCLEAR TREATIES FOR A WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS
START-Plus Treaty: A strategic arms treaty between US and Russia, which expires in December. Obama and Medvedev have agreed to cut strategic nuclear arms by 30%.
Tactical nukes: The US should remove tactical nuclear weapons from Central Europe.
Fissile Materials: Require improved monitoring system for nuclear materials to prevent the construction of new weapons.
CTBT: We need a comprehensive test ban, to stop the arms race from resuming, and growing.
Needed: Agreements with Iran, North Korea, to respect and enforce the NPT- Non-Proliferation Treaty.
September 24 th s UN Security Council meeting , chaired by President Obama, showed consensus for a nuclear weapons-free world. December: The Copenhagen Climate Treaty Conference on climate change shows the world is deeply concerned about the environment. However, environmental reform is incomplete without nuclear disarmament. Nothing can damage the biosphere more permanently, than nuclear weapons use.
Time for Decision: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
CTBT conference September 2009
Global ban on nuclear testing will prevent new nuclear weapons
Nine nations must ratify, including U.S.
67 votes needed in the U.S. Senate, including 7-10 Republican Senators
Tell your Senator to support the CTBT
Learn More. Take Action.
International Youth Dialogue for Disarmament
October 26 th -27, 2009
Ongoing Congressional visits to D.C.-
PNA Visits on Test Ban and treaties
Youth Visits- State Dept. and Congress- see us for the dates!
Register for conferences, or Info: www.projectfornuclearawarenss.org www.bang-usa.org Call PNA: 215-546-3030 Email: email@example.com Washington Trips: Call or Email PNA- Emily Gleason [email_address] Kim Nguyen [email_address]