CTBT & Nuclear testing

  • A Renewed Effort to End Nuclear Weapons Testing

    We rarely have the opportunity to celebrate victories in global security. Today is one of those exceptional days. In a show of international solidarity, the UN Security Council just adopted a resolution — introduced by President Obama — that calls for a renewed effort to end nuclear weapons...

    September 22, 2016 - By Tom Collina
  • On March 1, 1954, the U.S. conducted its largest nuclear test. The Castle Bravo nuclear test on Bikini Atoll unexpectedly unleashed 15 megatons of explosive force on the tiny island. At 1,000 times the strength of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Castle Bravo’s devastating effects where widely felt across the western Pacific.

    March 3, 2014 - By Peter Fedewa
  • Today is the International Day Against Nuclear Testing. It is important to be aware that preventing future nuclear tests is crucial to the health and safety of the people who inhabit this small planet.

    August 29, 2013 - By Tom Carpenter
  • Over two years after the initial disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility, the problematic plant is back in the news - the plant is leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the surrounding ocean. The announcement has elicited a firm response from the Japanese government and international criticism.

    August 19, 2013 - By admin
  • In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT), Ploughshares Fund is dedicating a series of blogs on how the treaty influences nuclear disarmament today. The LTBT was the first concrete step toward the elimination of nuclear testing. Under the LTBT, U.S. research and development on nuclear weapons is still permitted in the national laboratories. One of the groups working to convert this weapons development actvity into socially beneficial research is our grantee, Tri-Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment). We asked Tri-Valley CAREs Executive Director Marylia Kelley for her insights on how the LTBT impacts her work and what more can be done to stop nuclear testing.  

    August 14, 2013 - By teresa
  • Today marks the signing of the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT) in Moscow 50 years ago. Officially known as “The Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water,” the LTBT was the world’s first significant step away from nuclear weapons testing.

    August 5, 2013 - By admin
  • In honor of National Women’s History Month, each week Ploughshares Fund will be honoring the women who have been instrumental in advocating for nuclear nonproliferation. This week we are highlighting the work of two incredible women who helped push for a ban on atmospheric nuclear testing: Dr. Louise Reiss and Dagmar Wilson.

    March 15, 2013 - By Jessica Sleight
  • Recently, we’ve heard a great deal about the possibility of a third nuclear test in North Korea.

    June 12, 2012 - By Megan Murphy
  • A U.S. president once said that not achieving a nuclear test ban treaty “would have to be classed as the greatest disappointment of any administration – of any decade – of any time and of any party.” 

    April 3, 2012 - By Mary Kaszynski

    January 25, 2012 - By Megan Murphy