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March 28, 2013

By Neil Gordon

DOE Watchdog Sniffs Out More Waste at National Labs



Watchdog In a new report, the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General found that the agency had improperly awarded salary increases for several executive employees of the contractor overseeing cleanup at the Oak Ridge nuclear facility.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 20, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

GAO Report Reveals $2 Billion Cost Jump for MOX



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility A recent GAO report has revealed that the projected cost of the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) nuclear facility has increased by $2 billion, another in a long line of NNSA projects that are behind schedule and vastly over budget.

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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 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

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