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Peace organization links

Peace Action: the largest grassroots peace organization in the United States; works for policy changes in Congress, state capitals, city halls and the United Nations. News reports, fact sheets, nuclear events calendar.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: an international education and advocacy group on issues of international peace and security; recognized by the United Nations as a Peace Messenger Organization. It is the global contact for the Abolition 2000 campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. Current news and information, feature articles, free online newsletter, nuclear age history, and a peace store.

Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy: a national nonprofit educational association that uses national and international law to promote peace and disarmament. LCNP provides legal information and analysis to policy makers, activists, and the media on disarmament, international law, and arms control treaties. Newsletter — Bombs Away! — available online.

The Henry L. Stimson Center: an independent, nonprofit, public policy institute committed to finding and promoting innovative solutions to the security challenges confronting the United States and other nations in the twenty-first century. Issues of interest include weapons of mass destruction, missile defense, the UN and peacekeeping, cooperative international security, and U.S. foreign policy.


Atomic bomb links

Atomic Archive: biographies, documents, glossary, nuclear data, nuclear test sites, timeline, references, arms control treaties, photographs, videos, maps, reflections, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion.

The Nuclear Files provides comprehensive historical and biographical information about the nuclear era as well as current information on ethical and policy problems related to nuclear weapons, proliferation, and disarmament; nuclear energy; and nuclear waste. More than 1,800 searchable pages. Includes a gallery of Robert Del Tredici photographs from At Work in the Fields of the Bomb.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: an authoritative source for information on nuclear weapons and tests, proliferation, arms control, A-bomb history, and related national and international security issues; founded by concerned Manhattan Project scientists in 1945 and home of the Doomsday Clock. Includes an index, by subject category, of articles that have appeared in the magazine since 1991 and a search engine to search past issues for any topic or keyword.


Nagasaki-Hiroshima links

Nagasaki visitor's guide

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum: history, photos, virtual tour, peace declaration and education, links to related sites.


Hiroshima City homepage: city facts, history, peace site, guide to facilities, tourist information, events. Atomic Dome world heritage site.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum presents the facts of the atomic bombing, with the aims of contributing to the abolition of nuclear weapons throughout the world and of promoting world peace. The museum displays photos, artifacts left by the victims, and exhibits that describe Hiroshima before and after the bombing and others on the status of the nuclear age.

Japan Guide: 200 pages of illustrated, general information about most aspects of modern and traditional Japan with search by subject or city. Includes travel guide with photo gallery.


Pearl Harbor links

USS Arizona Memorial: The Memorial straddles the sunken hull of the battleship USS Arizona and commemorates the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Memorial was dedicated in 1962 and became a National Park Service area in 1980.

US Navy Historical Center: Search site for "Pearl Harbor".


Hanford Nuclear Site links

The U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Nuclear Site, located on the Columbia River in southeastern Washington State, was the main U.S. plutonium production complex beginning during World War II with its creation as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project. Currently the 560-square-mile Hanford Site is engaged in the world's largest environmental cleanup project with the challenge of resolving many overlapping technical, political, regulatory and cultural interests. Extensive information on DOE and Hanford contractors, environmental restoration and waste management programs, history and cultural resources, Hanford facts, documents, photos and maps.

hanfordnews_logo.gif (8064 bytes)Recent Hanford news from the Tri-City Herald.

B Reactor Museum Association is a volunteer group dedicated to preservation of the historic B Reactor at Hanford and conversion to a publicly accessible museum. B Reactor was the world's first industrial-scale nuclear reactor, built during the World War II Manhattan Project to produce plutonium for the Nagasaki atomic bomb. History of B Reactor, tour information, and archive of BRMA newsletters.

B Reactor Historic American Engineering Record (2001, 191 pages, pdf file, 8.2 Mb) documents the secret construction and operation of B Reactor, the first industrial-scale plutonium production reactor built at Hanford during World War II. Includes personal remembrances of those who were there, photographs, detailed engineering drawings and information on post-war operation, including the development of tritium production for the first hydrogen bomb.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram laboratory located at the Hanford Nuclear Site. PNNL has R&D programs in energy, environment, health and safety, information technology, national security, and nuclear technology.

Kennewick Man link

"Kennewick Man" is the name given to a 9,000-year-old human skeleton discovered in 1996 along the bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington — just a few miles downstream from the Hanford Nuclear Site. Controversy developed almost immediately among Native American tribes, local officials and scientists about what to do with the remains.

Study revealed that Kennewick Man was apparently a warrior. A stone spear point embedded in the pelvis was overgrown with bone, indicating that Kennewick Man lived many years after the injury.

Q. What does a 9,000-year-old human skeleton have to do with the interests of World Citizens for Peace?
A. Can humankind survive another 9,000 years with nuclear weapons?

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