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December 11, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

DoD Analysis Reveals Cost Jump at New Nuke Facility



Y-12 Complex A new analysis from the Department of Defense reveals cost increases and schedule delays continue to plague the Uranium Processing Facility construction project at the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex.

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Topics: National Security

November 6, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

New Documents Show Former Rep. Ran Through Revolving Door



Heather WIlson Former Representative Heather Wilson has come under fire for her close relationship with U.S. nuclear labs, including negotiating her lucrative contract while still in office, receiving almost half a million for questionable consulting work, and accepting a position on an NNSA review panel.

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Topics: National Security

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 23, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Mistakes Hurt U.S. Nuke Security



Blast Door Air Force officials have noticed an unfortunate trend of officers forgetting to shut the blast door that protects nuclear-tipped missiles from intruders. Officers have been officially reprimanded twice this year for leaving the door open.

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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

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