Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS)

Contact Information
Mailing Address: 
107 Cienega Street
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Counties of Location: 
Santa Fe
(505) 986-1973
General Organization Email: 
Program Information
NTEE Code: 
A- Arts, Culture and Humanities
C- Environment
E- Health Care
Q- International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
V- Social Science Research Institutes
W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement: 
To protect all living beings and the environment from the effects of radioactive and other hazardous materials now and in the future.
CCNS has been instrumental in bringing together diverse community organizations to address the impacts of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) operations to public health and the environment. Examples include the Communities for Clean Water and Las Mujeres Hablan, which was recently recognized by the Nobel Womens’ Initiative. See In all of our work, CCNS adheres to environmental justice principles. Our programs include: CCNS Media Network – CCNS produces a weekly radio program and maintains a website at CCNS creates and distributes public education materials in order to encourage civic engagement in federal, state and local decision-making processes impacting public health and the environment, such as permits, cleanup plans and strengthening regulations. Environmental Monitoring Programs - Air Emissions, Discharges to Water and Waste Generation and Handling - CCNS scrutinizes radioactive, toxic and hazardous emissions to air and discharges to surface and ground water from LANL and the resulting impacts to our drinking water. CCNS also monitors radioactive and hazardous waste generation, treatment and disposal practices at LANL and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and the associated transportation issues. Weapons Program - CCNS monitors and encourages civic engagement in the DOE plans to expand nuclear weapons production in New Mexico, including the construction of new facilities.
Populations Served: 
All Populations
Counties Served: 
Year Founded: 
Annual Budget: 
$25,000 - $99,999
1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director: 
Joni Arends
Board and Volunteer Positions: 
Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Nonprofit Status: 
Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico
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