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Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety

Identifier: 2012-12-19

Scope and Content

Records of CCNS. Includes CCNS News Updates, LANL Capital Assessment Management Process (CAMP) reports, with more to be added.


  • circa 1988-circa 2011

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

The collection is available for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. Duplication of recordings permitted only with written permission from artist, performer, interviewer and interviewee, tribal authority, or current holder of intellectual property rights. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws.

Biography / History

CCNS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was founded in 1988 because of community concerns about nuclear waste transportation from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). CCNS has since evolved into a nationally recognized organization known for research, litigation, public education, community outreach and organizing on a range of nuclear safety issues. CCNS focuses on DOE sites in New Mexico.

CCNS researches and seeks solutions to the environmental, health and safety impacts of LANL operations on communities located in northern New Mexico. With an environmental and public health interest, CCNS addresses contaminated water discharges, air emissions and waste generation and disposal. CCNS addresses issues concerning the consolidation of U.S. nuclear weapons complex in New Mexico.


9 boxes


Records of CCNS. Includes CCNS News Updates, LANL Capital Assessment Management Process (CAMP) reports,Education projects, Clean Air Act material, CCNS vs. Doe court records, and CDs of videos (mostly commercial) related to WHIPP and other issues.

Physical Location



  1. Box 1-2: CCNS News Update
  2. Box 3: LANL Capital Assessment Management Process (CAMP) reports
  3. Box 4: Videos and CDs related to WHIPP and other issues
  4. Box 5: Art & Action; Fact Sheets and Public Education; Community Radiation Education Project; Controlled Air Incinerator at LANL
  5. Box 6: LANL; CCSN vs. Doe; Reports on Particulate, Vapor and Tritium Discharges, Meteorology and Air Quality Group controlled documents, Rad-NESHAP Project controlled documents, Clean Air Act
  6. Box 7: CCNS vs. Doe; CAA lawsuit; Airnet; Albedo; Audit Reports; TLD
  7. Box 8: CDs - Copies of commercial and CCNS videos
  8. Box 9: DVDs, CDs of video and audio recordings (digitized March 2015) of WIPP and LANL meetings and forums. Added to collection March 2015.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed.
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, circa 1988-circa 2011
Edited Full Draft
© 2012
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Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131