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Plutonium left Livermore – (but where did it go?)

High-Security Nuclear Material Leaves Livermore
http://www.kolotv.com/news/californianews/headlines/High-Security-Nuclear-Material-Leaves-Livermore-170905161.html  KOLO8 News 23 Sept 12, LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) Federal officials say Lawrence Livermore Laboratory is no longer home to some high-security, special nuclear weapons materials.

The National Nuclear Security Administration say the lab will still focus on the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile, but just with a reduced amount of nuclear material that does not require as much as security as was needed in the past.

The agency says that decision will save about $40 million in taxpayer funds.

NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino says taking the materials out of Livermore is part of a national plan to consolidate special nuclear materials in as few places as possible.
The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/OQD1PT) the materials were
removed from the lab’s Plutonium Facility, which is located in an area known as the “Superblock.”

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September 24, 2012 - Posted by | - plutonium, USA

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  1. […] National Nuclear Security Administration say the lab will still focus on the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s […]

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