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May 16, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

DOE Error Causes Contracting Redo



Nuclear Symbol Losing bidders will get a second shot to win a $23 billion contract with the National Nuclear Security Administration for work at the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear facilities because the NNSA “failed to make meaningful assessments” of the proposed cost savings o

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 9, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Y-12 Protestors Exposed Security Failures, Found Guilty



Y-12 Trio Three protestors responsible for breaking into the Y-12 nuclear facility face up to 30 years in prison despite shining a spotlight on several security failures.

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Topics: National Security

April 30, 2013

By Andre Francisco

A Nun, a House Painter, and a Drifter Walk into a Nuclear Complex



Y-12 Complex It sounds like the start of an absurd joke, but that’s what happened last summer at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee. Three peace activists broke into one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the U.S., often called the Fort Knox of Uranium.

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Topics: National Security

January 31, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Former Target Manager Now Acting Chief of Defense Nuclear Security



Steve Asher Retired Air Force Colonel Steve Asher has been named acting Associate Administrator for Defense Nuclear Security/Chief of Defense Nuclear Security at the NNSA.

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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

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