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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

April 9, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

MOX Costs Spiral Further Out of Control



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility The much beleaguered Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) has increased in cost to $7.7 billion dollars, making this unnecessary facility 381 percent over it's original budget.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

February 20, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

GAO Report Reveals $2 Billion Cost Jump for MOX



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility A recent GAO report has revealed that the projected cost of the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) nuclear facility has increased by $2 billion, another in a long line of NNSA projects that are behind schedule and vastly over budget.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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