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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: Energy and Natural Resources

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

August 24, 2015

By Jacob Marx

NNSA: Not Our Fault if Nuclear Weapons Labs Catch Fire



Firefighters Fire Suppression A new report from the Department of Energy says old fire suppressions systems could be putting nuclear weapons facilities at risk of fire or explosion.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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