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January 20, 2016

By Jacob Marx

Nuke Year Resolutions



MOX Savannah River Site Aerial This year POGO has a resolution for the Department of Energy: stop wasting money on flawed nuclear construction projects at the Hanford Site and the Savannah River Site.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 12, 2016

By Jacob Marx

Once Upon a Time in Los Alamos



Los Alamos National Lab New Mexico In a new book, Los Alamos: A Whistleblower’s Diary: Secret Colony, Hidden Truths, Chuck Montano, a former auditor at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL), raises a number of questions about an alleged suicide near the premises.

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Topics: Open Government, Energy and Natural Resources

December 14, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Safety Board Slams Pantex for Lax Emergency Preparedness



Photo of a billboard with Uncle Sam calling for better safety at Pantex. Pantex's disaster preparedness problems include a lack of training for staff, poor communication with public safety personnel, and inefficient decision-making tools for emergencies.

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Topics: National Security

December 14, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Nuclear Weapons Complex Misconduct by the Numbers



NNSA Nuclear Dismantlement POGO's recently re-launched Federal Contractor Misconduct Database sheds new light on waste, fraud, and abuse by nuclear weapons complex contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 10, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Energy Lab Commission Appeals for More Trust, Less Oversight



Photo of Securing America's Future Report Cover The recommendations of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories are unlikely to improve governance of DOE's most troubled labs.

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Topics: National Security

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