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Mia Steinle

Entries by Mia Steinle

Spending Billions on B-61 Nuclear Bomb Upgrades Doesn't Make Sense

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 3:50 PM

We've heard this story dozens of times before: as experts and the public urge the government to reign in nuclear weapons spending, the cost of nuclear weapons projects skyrockets by hundreds of millions -- or billions -- of dollars.

As the Washington Post editorial board wrote this weekend,...

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Mission Impossible? Not for 82-year-old Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activist

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 6:01 PM

When a nuclear weapons facility can't stop infiltration by an octogenarian nun, it's time to reassess its security standards.

The 82-year-old nun, accompanied by two other anti-nuclear activists, broke into Tennessee's Y-12 National Security Complex early Saturday morning, the Knoxville News Sentinel first reported.

"The Department of...

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Safety Board Calls Nuclear Lab's Earthquake Resistance Analysis 'Technically Inadequate'

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 2:05 PM

An ongoing government analysis of an important nuclear weapons laboratory's ability to withstand earthquakes may be flawed, according to a federal oversight panel.

The analysis of how the plutonium facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory would hold up in a strong earthquake "is technically inadequate" in several ways, the oversight...

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Los Alamos Underestimates Radiation Leak Risk

(3) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 10:52 AM

One of the nation's main nuclear weapons labs has sharply underestimated the amount of radiation that could leak from the facility as a result of an earthquake, according to a federal advisory panel.

The radiation could be more than four times as intense as the Los Alamos National Laboratory predicted...

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