The threat of additional nuclear weapons testing touches all of us, every day. It is not an issue from the past. It is not an idle threat, waiting somewhere in our future. Many countries are on the verge of gaining nuclear weapons technology.

We know that nuclear weapons testing has horrifying consequences. Even today, children are born with severe deformities related to their exposure to nuclear radiation from testing conducted years ago. International terrorists are actively seeking out new sources for nuclear weapons materials.

The longer the world waits to adopt and fully enforce the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the greater the chance that you won’t just be reading about radioactive fall out from nuclear radiation, you’ll be experiencing its effects.