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August 16, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Report: Nuclear Power Plants Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks; POGO Work Cited



Nuclear Power Plant Echoing the same concerns POGO has made over the years, a new study from a University of Texas research group says the nation’s commercial nuclear reactors are not prepared to defend themselves against “credible” terrorist threats.

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Topics: National Security

July 25, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Site Unable to Protect Bomb Material in Recent Tests



Nuclear material POGO has learned that the Savannah River Site in South Carolina failed its recent security test.

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Topics: National Security

July 1, 2013

By Jack Scher

Public Unable to Hold Nuclear Subcontractors Accountable



Y-12 Department of Energy policy shields subcontractors from being held accountable by the public. In order to ensure that tax dollars are not wasted and security not jeopardized, reform is necessary.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 9, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Y-12 Protestors Exposed Security Failures, Found Guilty



Y-12 Trio Three protestors responsible for breaking into the Y-12 nuclear facility face up to 30 years in prison despite shining a spotlight on several security failures.

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Topics: National Security

April 17, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

FOIA Failings Continue



FOIA Denied POGO continues to struggle with FOIA requests for three letters sent to Energy Secretary Chu on the status of nuclear security across the weapons complex

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Topics: Open Government

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