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Inside America’s atomic state via Aljazeera

Residents of New Mexico reflect on the toxic legacy of life at the centre of the US nuclear complex. ‘Unknowing, unwilling and uncompensated’ “It was sort of like an earthquake,” says Robert (Bob) Keller, 80, describing to Al Jazeera how … Continue reading

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Nuke Secrets Dumped in Unprotected Trash by Government Employees via The Daily Beast

Documents marked classified were thrown into garbage bags at a national security facility in Tennessee for 20 years. One worker’s trash could’ve been a spy’s treasure. In June 2014, a worker at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee was … Continue reading

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US plan to upgrade nuclear arsenal criticised by scientists via Engineering and Technology Magazine

S plan to invest $60bn (£37bn) over the next 25 years into modernising the country’s nuclear arsenal violates international agreements to reduce the amount of nuclear weapons, an independent think-tank has said. The Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit organisation … Continue reading

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MOX in limbo as government assesses possible alternatives via The Augusta Chronicle

The government’s MOX project is mired in layers of limbo that could come to a head when a new federal budget year begins Oct. 1. The facility designed to turn bomb-grade plutonium into commercial reactor fuel is midway through a … Continue reading

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Pentagon should take over nuclear plant security: lawmaker via Chicago Tribune

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Defense Department should take over securityfor U.S. nuclear weapons sites after a nuclear complex was broken into with ease in July by an 82-year-old nun and two other peace activists, a top lawmaker in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Uranium facility construction to start a year before final cost estimate via Knoxnews

OAK RIDGE — A firm cost estimate on the Uranium Processing Facility — reported to be the largest construction project in Tennessee history — won’t be available until September 2013, according to the project’s federal director, but site readiness is … Continue reading

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