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What future for USA’s nuclear weapons complex?

Whither the nuclear weapons complex
ABQ Journal By John Fleck , Dec 23, 2012

In addition to its effort to force continued work on a new plutonium
lab building at Los Alamos, which I wrote about last week, the FY2013
congressional defense authorization bill has some potentially
far-reaching language regarding future governance of the US nuclear
weapons complex. The language, sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM and
others, would create an advisory panel to review the question of how
the federal government should go about managing its unwieldy nuclear
weapons complex, which includes Sandia and Los Alamos labs here in New

In the latest Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, former Department of
Energy official Bob Alvarez looks at one widely discussed option:
ending the historical approach of having the weapons program managed
by a civilian agency (the DOE) and moving it under Pentagon


December 24, 2012 - Posted by | general

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