DOE Order 140.1: DNFSB Response, Oct. 11

Chair Hamilton responds, “Pursuant to our enabling legislation, we have directed our staff to attend all phases of the NES study process. Should you wish to prohibit our access to a particular study, we respectfully request written...

Plutonium Pit Production at LANL

NNSA: Plutonium Pit Production at Both Los Alamos and Savannah River Site "To achieve DoD's 80 pits per year requirement by 2030, NNSA's recommended alternative repurposes the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site...

More Safety Problems at Y-12 Bomb Complex

TENNESSEE NUCLEAR WEAPONS FACILITY CONTINUES TO BE PLAGUED BY SAFETY PROBLEMS SAFETY BOARD: OAK RIDGE NUCLEAR STORAGE FACILITY UNSAFE NNSA AND CONTRACTOR CONSPIRE TO DOCTOR SAFETY RECORDS BY: OAK RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL PEACE ALLIANCE | orepa.org The safest building...

DOE Repeatedly Asks Safety Board for Time Extensions, Los Alamos Lab Asked for >150 Cleanup Milestone Extensions, But During Pandemic NNSA Rejects NM Senators’ Request for Extension of Public Comment on Plutonium Bomb Core Production

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, head of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), has rejected a request by New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich to extend the public comment period on expanded plutonium “pit” bomb core production because...

OREPA Accuses NNSA of Mendacity on Nuclear Criticality Safety

OREPA Accuses NNSA of Mendacity on Nuclear Criticality Safety

OREPA | orepa.org A letter dated April 6, 2020 from Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, to Consolidated Nuclear Services, operating contractor of the Pantex and Y-12 nuclear weapons facilities, highlights ongoing criticality safety...

NukeWatch Media

2018 Media NMED And EM-LA Present FY2019 Legacy Cleanup Priorities In Community Meeting Los Alamos Reporter, Dec 1, 2018, By Marie O’Neill Under public comment, Jay Coghlan, director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico confronted the two DOE...

Defense Authorization Act 2020 – Out Now

The 3488-page Conference Report is at: https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20191209/CRPT-116hrpt333.pdf The 741-page Joint Explanatory Statement is at: https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20191209/116hrpt333-JointExplanatoryStatement.pdf The 19-page bill summary is at: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-116hrpt333-summary.pdf On Plutonium Pit Production: Nuclear Forces have been the cornerstone of our national defense and...

9 LANL waste containers denied shipment to WIPP

Barrels filled with transuranic waste fail inspection, remain at lab’s Plutonium Facility BY TRIS DEROMA | lamonitor.com DNSFB reports: https://www.dnfsb.gov/sites/default/files/document/18696/Los%20Alamos%20Week%20Ending%20July%2026%202019.pdf Nine containers full of transuranic waste are stuck at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Plutonium Facility after...

Nuclear Watch Work Product

Chronological – 2013 to Date 2018 November 16, 2018 Fact Sheet Expanded Plutonium Pit Production for U.S. Nuclear Weapons Plutonium pits are the radioactive cores or “triggers” of nuclear weapons. Their production has always been a chokepoint of...

Media

NMED And EM-LA Present FY2019 Legacy Cleanup Priorities In Community Meeting Los Alamos Reporter, Dec 1, 2018, By Marie O’Neill Under public comment, Jay Coghlan, director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico confronted the two DOE officials about...

NukeWatch Work Product

2019 November 26, 2019 Press Release Proposed LANL Campus in Santa Fe Read/Download the Full Press Release HERE November 24, 2019 Press Release Pope Frances Calls for Nuclear Weapons Abolition Read/Download the Full Press Release HERE November...

Nuclear safety board still wary of DOE changes

BY MARK OSWALD / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER| abqjournal.com Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE – At the end of a hourslong meeting in Albuquerque on Thursday night, officials from U.S. Department of Energy agencies had failed to persuade an...

Nuclear safety board cites safety concerns in reduced role

BY REBECCA MOSS | santafenewmexican.com Members of the public and a federal nuclear safety board voiced concerns this week that a U.S. Department of Energy order implemented in May excludes some facilities from the board’s oversight, creates obstacles to monitoring...

The Department of Energy’s Order 140.1 Interface with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is misguided and likely illegal because it acts contrary to the Board’s 1988 enabling legislation. View the Report on Defense Nuclear Facilities Saftey...

Scroll to top