Tag Archives: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

More Valley investors are funding nuclear energy tech via Gigaom

Summary: A growing amount of Valley investors are eying nuclear startups. Is this a smart trend or the mistakes of the cleantech boom all over again? Investing in science and energy innovation is slowly swinging back into fashion in Silicon … Continue reading

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Los Alamos Gets ‘Inadequate’ Safety Rating from Energy Dept. via Global Security Newswire

The Energy Department has given a key weapons lab an “inadequate” rating for its latest safety record on “nuclear criticality,” a measure of atomic stability. Los Alamos National Laboratory received the weakest nuclear criticality safety rating of all U.S. nuclear … Continue reading

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Nuclear fusion milestone passed at US lab via BBC

Researchers at a US lab have passed a crucial milestone on the way to their ultimate goal of achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion. Harnessing fusion – the process that powers the Sun – could provide an unlimited and cheap source of … Continue reading

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Our Endangered Nuclear Weaponeers via The Wall Street Journal

It takes a nuclear weaponeer to stop a nuclear weaponeer. And I should know.   In the 1990s, I designed nuclear bombs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In the 2000s at Los Alamos, I ran one of the largest programs … Continue reading

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U.S. Plans to Ship Plutonium Bomb Cores Across Three States via Environment News Service

LIVERMORE, California, January 29, 2013 (ENS) – Environmental, legal and nuclear experts from California and New Mexico are holding a community forum Wednesday to reveal the “potentially illegal” new federal government plan to ship plutonium bomb cores across three western … Continue reading

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