About

The Project

The purpose of this project is to foster collaboration between nuclear frontline communities and those who work on federal nuclear policy and arms control.

Over the course of U.S. production and testing of nuclear weapons, many civilian communities and military personnel were exposed to harmful and sometimes deadly levels of ionizing radiation. U.S. activities continue to damage the health, environment, and culture of these communities, yet they have not been properly recognized, compensated, or restored by the U.S. government.

Frontline communities have direct, personal experiences of nuclear weapons, which gives them a unique and powerful expertise on these issues. This database stems from the belief that in order to further justice, the nuclear weapons policy community should both support their goals and fights, and seek their leadership and collaboration.


This project was funded by the Ploughshares Fund Women’s Initiative, which seeks to amplify and expand the range of perspectives addressing our world’s greatest nuclear challenges.


About Lilly Adams, Project Coordinator

Lilly is a consultant specializing in nuclear weapons outreach and policy issues. She currently works as an outreach consultant with the Union of Concerned Scientists in their Global Security Program. She is a 2019 alumna of IGCC’s Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Boot Camp, and previously ran the anti-nuclear weapons program at Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. Before that, she worked as a community organizer with groups including CALPIRG, Food & Water Watch, Students Against Fracking, and Corporate Accountability International, and completed a year-long training program with Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing. She has a bachelors degree from UC Berkeley in Society and Environment.

Lilly’s Publications

Nuclear Voices Webinar

This webinar was held in January 2020, to discuss working with nuclear frontline communities in an equitable way. It also included an introduction to the Nuclear Voices website, and a discussion with attendees. View Webinar Here.

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