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May 22, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Energy Secretary Announces Commission to Study National Labs



Aerial Photograph of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab The Secretary of Energy has announced nine scientific experts who will spend the next year reviewing the effectiveness of Department of Energy laboratories.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

April 14, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Congress Slams Nuclear Agency for Recent Failures



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility According to two experts, the National Nuclear Security Administration has failed, which is no surprise given the recent cost overruns and schedule delays on several multi-billion dollar projects.

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Topics: National Security

March 7, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Outsmarting the MOX



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility The President's FY 2015 budget has put the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) at the Savannah River Nuclear Site on "cold-standby," a victory in eliminating waste and mismanagement on nuclear construction projects.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

February 19, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Y-12 Protestors “Destroyed the Mystique” of Nuclear Security



Y-12 Trio A group of protesters who broke into the Y-12 Nuclear Complex in 2012 were sentenced yesterday and will face jail time for their crimes, though significantly less than expected.

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Topics: National Security

January 16, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Energy Department Looks for Alternatives to UPF



UPF The Department of Energy has begun looking for cheaper and faster alternatives to the proposed Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12, a muti-billion dollar boondoggle construction project with no end in sight.

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Topics: National Security

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