Grantees Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping

Albuquerque, NM
Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping (CARD), founded in 1978, is a grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the land and people of New Mexico and the region from radioactive contamination, while supporting a non-nuclear, sustainable economy. CARD began as a statewide coalition of groups and individuals organized in resistance to the (then) proposed Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a repository for defense-related transuranic waste near Carlsbad and Loving, NM. CARD continues to research and organize around WIPP, opened in March of 1999, and other radioactive and toxic projects in NM, the Southwest, and the US/Mexico border region.