Community Cost Calculator April 15, 2022

Are you curious about how much you and your community spent on nuclear weapons this year? In 2021, the city of Boston spent $206,935,549 on nuclear weapons programs and Massachusetts spent $2,051,610,977.28! On a local level, the town of North Hampton spent $7,214,772. Read more here….

Every April, Dr. Bob Dodge, President of PSR-Los Angeles’ Board, calculates the full cost of all nuclear weapons programs to our communities.

As Dr. Dodge says: “These are tax dollars much better spent on human needs, especially now as we struggle to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and work toward a just recovery. Now more than ever, we must change our national priorities and invest in critical needs for our survival, not deadly weapons that must never be used.”

You can learn how to calculate individual or community costs here. A table with costs for major cities throughout the United States, as well as source references, is also provided.

In 2021, Greater Boston PSR helped to move the needle on several local nuclear weapons banning initiatives:

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