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August 25, 2014

By Peter Stockton

No More Excuses for Failing to Downblend



Highly Enriched Uranium If the government sped up dismantlement and highly enriched uranium downblending efforts, the United States and the world would be a safer place—and the government might make a few (million) dollars, too.

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Topics: National Security

August 15, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

DOE Labs Commission Holds First Meeting



Los Alamos Lab A commission created by Congress last year to review the effectiveness of the nation’s 17 energy laboratories held its first meeting in mid-July.

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Topics: National Security

July 28, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

This is Terrifying: Why Isn’t Anyone Worried?



John Oliver on Nukes Sometimes, the federal government’s failures are so extreme that the situation becomes laughable. Last night, comedian John Oliver listed case after case of mismanagement in the U.S. nuclear program on his television show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Topics: National Security

July 22, 2014

By Andre Francisco

New Analysis on Old Reports of Nuclear Risk



Nuclear Symbol The risk of a catastrophe from nuclear weapons is far above any acceptable level, according to the analysis of a previously-unreleased report from 1957.

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Topics: National Security

May 28, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Review of UPF Project Finds Common Ground with POGO Proposal: Further Consideration of Alternatives Necessary



Y-12 A Department of Energy review team has released its report on the Uranium Processing Facility, recommending alternatives to this costly nuclear construction project.

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