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April 27, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Cost Estimate on Useless Nuclear Facility Skyrockets



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility A partially built nuclear facility that has no potential customers gets an updated cost estimate of $52 billion for finishing construction and operating the plant.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

April 6, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Now is the Time to Downblend Highly Enriched Uranium



Highly Enriched Uranium Downblending highly enriched uranium will enable the Department of Energy to more easily consolidate the U.S. nuclear complex, saving money and increasing security.

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Topics: National Security

March 23, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

SANE Act Reintroduced; Would Save Taxpayers Tens of Billions



B61 Bomb Rack The reintroduced SANE Act, if passed, would save taxpayers an estimated $100 billion dollars over the next 10 years, in part by implementing reforms that POGO has been advocating for years.

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Topics: National Security

March 19, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Downblending Highly Enriched Uranium Just Makes Sense



USS Michigan Submarine The use of highly enriched uranium in some vessels of our Navy's fleet has been one of the biggest stumbling blocks in eliminating this dangerous material. But new reactor designs could mean the end of the Navy's reliance on highly enriched uranium.

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Topics: National Security

February 4, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

Nuclear Official Allowed to Oversee Former Client



Frank Kotz at Y-12 The head of the National Nuclear Security Administration received an ethics waiver that allowed him to oversee the Bechtel Corporation—a federal contractor he had previously advised on its successful bid to manage facilities in the nuclear weapons complex.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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