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February 2, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Time to Downsize America's Bloated Nuclear Weapons Complex



Nuclear Facility Fence The U.S. Nuclear Weapons complex has undergone decades of security accidents, failures and embarrassments. Consolidation of the complex will make the country significantly more safe and secure.

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Topics: National Security

January 20, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Lab Whistleblower Case Moves Forward



Los Alamos Lab A whistleblower from the Los Alamos National Laboratory begins mediation with the lab this month in an effort to resolve his claim.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

January 6, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Contractor’s Award Fee Slashed by 90 Percent



Los Alamos Lab The contractor managing the Los Alamos National Lab lost 90 percent of their award fee for poor performance in 2014, but more must be done to keep nuclear contractors accountable.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

November 21, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Awaiting Answers from DOE IG on Whistleblower’s Accusations



whistleblowers2 The Department of Energy's Inspector General has yet to deliver answers about the firing of whistleblower Dr. James Doyle and the underlying ambiguous classification procedures used by DOE and its contractors.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

November 20, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

CMRR-NF Cancelled, but Questions Linger



Nuclear Symbol The Department of Energy cancelled plans to construct the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement – Nuclear Facility (CMRR-NF). DOE plans to update existing facilities and to construct modular facilities, but questions still linger.

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Topics: National Security

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