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December 17, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Tell Congress: Oppose Proposal to Weaken Nuclear Oversight



National Security Tell your members of Congress that cutting corners on nuclear safety and security is simply unacceptable.

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Topics: National Security

May 18, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

Key NDAA Reforms: Nuclear Weapons Complex Edition



This week, the House rejected key amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have prevented rollbacks of oversight at our nation's nuclear weapons labs and would have maintained zero funding for an unnecessary $6 billion plutoni

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Topics: National Security

December 3, 2012

By Mia Steinle

President Opposes Nuke Facility, Threatens to Veto Defense Bill



National Security The President said he will veto the National Defense Authorization Act as it is currently written because it includes, among other things, funding for a costly nuclear weapons facility.

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Topics: National Security

November 14, 2012

By Peter Stockton

Our Nuclear Insecurity Complex



National Security The government has yet to address the lapses in bomb-grade uranium storage security that an 82-year-old nun and her accomplices revealed months ago.

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Topics: National Security

November 2, 2012

By Lydia Dennett

Energy IG Finds Security Contractor Cheated



Cheating on a test The Department of Energy Inspector General released a report revealing the security contractor for Y-12 National Security Complex cheated on a security performance test.

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