W. Alton Jones Foundation
Secure World Program
1997 Grants to Eliminate Plutonium
- Center for Energy and Environmental Studies * Nov. 1997 - $27,600
- To study the arguments for and against plutonium reprocessing in the late 1990's.
- Citizens' Coalition Against the Plutonium Fast-Breeder Program * Nov 1997 - $300,000 over 2 years
A project of the Public Media Center
- To build public awareness in Japan and other countries in the region of the potential environmental, economic, and proliferation liabilities of the Japanese plutonium fuel cycle.
- Citizens' Nuclear Information Center * Feb 1997 - $40,000
Nakano-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
- To scrutinize the Japanese policy of using plutonium as an energy source by publicizing plutonium's economic, social, and proliferation liabilities.
- Commitee to Bridge the Gap * Nov. 1997 - $200,000 over 2 years
Los Angeles, CA
- To educate the public about a range of developments in the U.S. nuclear establishment, including: plutonium reprocessing; standards for nuclear waste disposal; and plutonium disposition. The project will also continue to promote energy alternatives to nuclear power in Ukraine.
- Institute for Energy and Environmental Research * Feb 1997 - $125,000
Takoma Park, MD
- To create a common base of understanding and policy prescriptions among international activists, journalists, and others regarding the dangers of nuclear weapons-usable materials and related technologies.
- Institute for Resource and Security Studies * May 1997 - $40,000
- This project will prepare a research report assessing both risks and alternatives to current high-level waste storage practices at Britain's Sellafield reprocessing plant.
- Nuclear Information and Resource Service * May 1997 - $74,750
- To increase public awareness in communities around reactor sites and utilities which have express an interest in aiding tritium production for nuclear weapons and/or using MOX fuel derived from plutonium from retired nuclear weapons.
- Safe Energy Communication Council * May 1997 - $40,000
- To continue educational outreach to newspaper editors and reporters to encourage greater coverage of U.S. plutonium reprocessing and weapons plutonium disposition programs.
- Snake River Alliance Education Fund * Nov. 1997 - $30,000
- To work as citizen monitor of activities at the DOE Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) site.
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