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November 1, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Congressional Members Question Need for B61 Refurbishment



B61 Bomb The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing this week to ask if the U.S. truly needs the $12 billion life extension program for the B61 nuclear bomb.

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Topics: National Security

October 21, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

New Report Offers Smart Choices for Nuke Weapons Complex



B61 Bomb Rack The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report that comprehensively reviews the U.S. nuclear weapons complex and identifies several concerns in the modernization programs, construction projects, and stockpile surveillance and stewardship programs.

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Topics: National Security

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

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