LANL operator gets good review, but safety, production concerns remain

“One watchdog group, which requested the complete reports, said the lab appears to have consistent struggles in its quest to produce pits.

“’It’s more indication that production is prioritized over safety,’” said Jay Coghlan, executive director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico. “’And even then, there’s apparent problems with production.’”

By Scott Wyland [email protected], Santa Fe New Mexican| March 13, 2023

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s primary contractor earned an overall good rating on a federal performance review but continued to wrestle with worker safety problems, production inefficiencies and staying on schedule on projects required to make nuclear warhead triggers by the target date.

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