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NASA Plans To Use Nukes On Potential Doomsday Asteroid

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.24.2015 | Science

If NASA has its way, the human race won't be going the way of the dinosaurs anytime soon. The space agency is teaming up with the National Nuclear...

Tiny Pacific Nation Sues World's Nuclear Powers Over Failure To Disarm

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 04.25.2014 | World

NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations wit...

A Radioactive Poster Child for Government Waste

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The government's plans for the construction of a new uranium processing facility are so ridiculous that it could be a poster child for wasteful and unnecessary spending.

Agency's Bloated 'Status Quo' Comes Under Big Criticism

AP | JERI CLAUSING and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — At Los Alamos National Laboratory, a seven-year, $213 million upgrade to the security system that protects the lab's most sen...

Obama proposes shifting funds from nuclear nonproliferation to nuclear weapons

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Douglas Birch April 9, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, no...

Budget cuts might lead to consolidation of nuclear labs

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Douglas Birch March 27, 2013This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigati...

Head Of U.S. Nuclear Security Agency Stepping Down

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

* D'Agostino to leave National Nuclear Security Administration * Said wants to retire from federal service * Decision u...

Where's the Oversight at Nuclear Labs? Hands-Off Approach Is Recipe for Disaster

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Project On Government Oversight

As the saying goes, "The fish rots from the head down." This is certainly the case at the Y-12 National Security Complex, where an 82-year-old nun and two accomplices recently broke in, raising serious questions about the DOE's security strategy.

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

Mia Steinle | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Mia Steinle

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

Wildfire Advances On Famed Nuclear Lab

AP | By P. SOLOMON BANDA and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- A wildfire burning near the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb advanced on the Los Alamos laboratory and thousands of outdoor dr...