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February 11, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Budget for MOX Program Cut By 75 Percent



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility The budget for the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) program at the Savannah River Site, which is 300 percent over budget, a decade behind schedule, and has no potential customers, will be cut by 75 percent but is still scheduled to receive over $1 billion over the n

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Topics: National Security

February 11, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Budget for MOX Program Cut By 75 Percent



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility The budget for the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) program at the Savannah River Site, which is 300 percent over budget, a decade behind schedule, and has no potential customers, will be cut by 75 percent but is still scheduled to receive over $1 billion over the n

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Topics: National Security

February 7, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

FOIA Foiled Again



FOIA Denied POGO filed a FOIA request for three letters written to Secretary Chu by security experts with recomendations for strengthening nuclear weapons security, but a thorough search of Secretary Chu's correspondance produced no responsive documents, even though P

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Topics: Open Government

January 31, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Former Target Manager Now Acting Chief of Defense Nuclear Security



Steve Asher Retired Air Force Colonel Steve Asher has been named acting Associate Administrator for Defense Nuclear Security/Chief of Defense Nuclear Security at the NNSA.

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Topics: National Security

January 17, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Experts: Now is the Time for Nuclear Security Changes



National Security Three experts—Norman Augustine, C, Donald Alston, and Richard Meserve—reviewed the physical security of the nation's nuclear weapons facilities and made their recommendations to Secretary Chu in recently obtained letters.

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Topics: National Security

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