Tag Archives: the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

U.S. Nuclear Bomb Overseer Quits After Clash With Energy Chief via Bloomberg

By Ari Natter and Jennifer Jacobs  Lisa Gordon-Hagerty was told that Trump didn’t support her  Gordon-Hagerty, Brouillette were embroiled in budget dispute The U.S. official overseeing the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile resigned Friday after clashing with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette. Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, … Continue reading

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Photos show nuclear facilities in dangerous disrepair via CNN

Washington (CNN)US nuclear security facilities are dangerously decrepit and putting national security goals at risk, according to nuclear officials who are asking Congress to back the administration’s push to modernize the system. Nuclear officials described critical utility, safety and support … Continue reading

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Progress on US legacy cleanup via World Nuclear News

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Defense have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) outlining their respective roles in the cleanup of radium and other unlicensed radioactive materials at military sites. Meanwhile, workers at the Y-12 National … Continue reading

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Addicted to Los Alamos via The American Conservative

The U.S. is treaty-bound to cut its atomic arsenal, but the nuclear-industrial complex can’t stop building. The production of plutonium pits—the fissile cores required to detonate the explosion in a nuclear weapon—is said to be the chokepoint of America’s nuclear … Continue reading

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US successfully tests nuclear gravity bomb in Nevada following $8bn upgrade via RT

The US launched a third flight test of the newly upgraded B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb, which it says shows the nation’s “continued commitment to security.” The launch was completed by the US Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration … Continue reading

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Privatizing the Apocalypse via Nation of Change

Imagine for a moment a genuine absurdity: somewhere in the United States, the highly profitable operations of a set of corporations were based on the possibility that sooner or later your neighborhood would be destroyed and you and all your … Continue reading

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New Mexico nuclear waste accident a ‘horrific comedy of errors’ that exposes deeper problems via The Ecologist

Last February’s explosion at the WIPP dump for long-lived intermediate-level nuclear waste from the US’s nuclear weapons program remains unexplained, writes Jim Green. But with the site’s history of ignored warnings, ‘missing’ safety culture, lack of supervision and dubious contractor … Continue reading

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NNSA still working to place MOX in standby via Aiken Standard

The National Nuclear Security Administration, or NNSA, reported it is still working with Shaw AREVA MOX Services, the contractor for the Savannah River Site’s Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, to place the program in a cold standby at the top … Continue reading

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