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March 8, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Contractor at Hanford Nuclear Waste Project Admits Fraud



Hanford Nuclear Waste Complex A “key contractor” involved in the construction of a nuclear waste processing plant in Hanford, Wash., admitted to criminal time card fraud, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

March 5, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Report: Federal Agencies Not Listening to Inspectors General



Government Accountability Nearly 17,000 recommendations from in-house government watchdogs that could save $67 billion are not being fully implemented, according to a new House report.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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 13, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Pentagon Pork Is Too Easy to Push Through Congress



Pentagon Pork Comic It’s getting easier to find people inside Washington’s Beltway who want to cut the fat from the Pentagon budget. Scaling back military spending isn’t just for the most progressive members of Congress anymore.

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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

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