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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

October 7, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Not Only Foolish, It's Fiscally Irresponsible



Plutonium The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility is over budget, behind schedule, and doesn't have a single customers so why is Congress still funding this billion-dollar boondoggle?

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

September 17, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Why Don’t DOE and NNSA Have Enough Money?



Photograph of The Naval Reactor Disposal Site, Trench 94 200 Area East Hanford Site, Washington in November 2009. When a government watchdog reports that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) isn’t repairing its buildings, or is using obsolete fire safety equipment, or has broken security sensors “safeguarding” radioactive stockpiles, the NNSA’s answer i

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Topics: National Security

September 11, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Massive Worker Strike at Pantex Should Ring Alarms in DC



Workers at Nuclear Pantex Plant A worker strike at Pantex is threatening the safety and security of America's nuclear weapons, and raising questions about the Department of Energy's priorities.

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Topics: National Security

September 9, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Y-12 Drops the Ball on Security Upgrades



Y-12 Complex Security Guard Despite a high-profile break-in and $50 million in new equipment, security systems at Y-12 are still "'so poor that both current project management and a consulting team of subject matter experts determined the need for extensive reengineering.'"

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Topics: National Security

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