NNSA Stockpile Stewardship and Management (SSM) Plans

The summaries of NNSA's contractor FY 2020 Performance Evaluation Report are now available.

Of interest with respect to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is "The Laboratory did not meet all scheduled Pit development builds but has improved process reliability." This calls into question how the Lab can possibly meet NNSA's declared goal of producing at least 30 plutonium pits at LANL for the nuclear weapons stockpile by 2026 when it can't even build all scheduled practice pits.

More generally, up until last year the full Performance Evaluation Reports, paid for by the taxpayer, were available to the public. These sanitized report summaries hide the dirty details such as chronic nuclear safety infractions that citizens should really know about. If necessary Nuclear Watch New Mexico will take legal action to make the full reports available (as it has done in the past).