When three Transform Now Plowshares activists penetrated the ultra-high-security zone at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, it got attention. Congress held hearings to find out how it happened; NNSA officials who had managed to defer most of the attention to their contractors were required to answer questions.
It is time for Congress [...]
Here are just a few of the things we learned today at the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board hearing in Knoxville, Tennessee.
• With the UPF approaching 90% design completion, and more than half a billion dollars spent, a decision has been taken to go back to the drawing board to re-design the facility because the [...]
Many observers believe the Obama Administration, if reelected, will launch a concerted push for ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty after the November election. Conventional wisdom also holds that conservatives in the Senate will push for the same kind of deal they won two years ago when, in return for their affirmative votes on [...]Continue Reading
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This past weekend, the Washington Post ran a two-article series on the plans to modernize the nuclear weapons “enterprise”—new production facilities and new life for the existing stockpile. The articles are likely to be influential because they appeared in the Post—which is why is important that we try to set the record straight. Here’s a [...]Continue Reading