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Congress Set to Blow Billions on Obsolete Tactical Nukes - War is Boring

NNSA Google Feed - December 21, 2014 - 5:44am

War is Boring

Congress Set to Blow Billions on Obsolete Tactical Nukes
War is Boring
Three years ago, the NNSA launched a modernization program to keep the weapon system viable for another two or three decades. Besides extending its lifespan, the program includes several key upgrades. First, the B61 is an unguided gravity bomb that ...

Y-12, UT Sign Agreement to Continue, Expand Collaborative Work - Tennessee Today

NNSA Google Feed - December 18, 2014 - 2:43pm

Y-12, UT Sign Agreement to Continue, Expand Collaborative Work
Tennessee Today
Y-12 and UT broke that mold by forming a relationship between an NNSA production site and a major research university. This MOU also incorporates another joint agreement that leveraged both partners' individual and joint assets and allowed staff ...

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Startups Race to Solve Looming Medical Radioisotope Crisis - Xconomy

NNSA Google Feed - December 18, 2014 - 11:15am

Startups Race to Solve Looming Medical Radioisotope Crisis
Xconomy
In response to the supply crunch, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in 2010 launched a program to develop domestic sources of molybdenum-99 using alternative methods. It funded research in different ...

Lawrence Livermore National Lab to test plutonium using NIF laser - San Jose Mercury News

NNSA Google Feed - December 17, 2014 - 4:35pm

San Jose Mercury News

Lawrence Livermore National Lab to test plutonium using NIF laser
San Jose Mercury News
From six to 12 "shots" each year, he said, will be carried out for the NNSA, with future testing to be determined based on the results. "This is an opportunity for us to get high-quality data using a regime that was previously unavailable to us ...

Advisory panel tells Congress the nuclear weapons complex is too big and too old - The Center for Public Integrity

NNSA Google Feed - December 17, 2014 - 3:03am

Advisory panel tells Congress the nuclear weapons complex is too big and too old
The Center for Public Integrity
The panel even suggested abolishing the NNSA, created by a Republican-controlled Congress in 1999, and folding its mission into the Energy Department — while renaming the DOE the “Department of Energy and Nuclear Security” in order to highlight its ...

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Lawrence Livermore National Lab to test plutonium using NIF laser - San Jose Mercury News

NNSA Google Feed - December 16, 2014 - 5:39pm

San Jose Mercury News

Lawrence Livermore National Lab to test plutonium using NIF laser
San Jose Mercury News
From six to 12 "shots" each year, he said, will be carried out for the NNSA, with future testing to be determined based on the results. "This is an opportunity for us to get high-quality data using a regime that was previously unavailable to us ...

Heinrich pushing tech-transfer possibilities on Senate Armed Services Committee - Albuquerque Business First

NNSA Google Feed - December 16, 2014 - 3:09pm

Albuquerque Business First

Heinrich pushing tech-transfer possibilities on Senate Armed Services Committee
Albuquerque Business First
"At our DOD and NNSA facilities, we're always thinking about forward-thinking missions, and thinking ahead, and whether that's Holloman or Kirtland is relevant to the future," Heinrich told Business First on Tuesday. "It makes it easier to defend new ...

“Miracle baby” born at 10:11 on 12/13/14 in Johnson City, TN - WFLA

NNSA Google Feed - December 16, 2014 - 2:57pm

“Miracle baby” born at 10:11 on 12/13/14 in Johnson City, TN
WFLA
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) says they are responding to chemical release at the Y-12 National Security purification center in Oak Ridge. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) says they are responding to chemical ...

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Y-12 chemical spill contained; less than 10 workers in building at time of spill - Oak Ridge Today

NNSA Google Feed - December 16, 2014 - 2:03pm

Oak Ridge Today

Y-12 chemical spill contained; less than 10 workers in building at time of spill
Oak Ridge Today
The spilled material is acetonitrile, a liquid solvent used in chemical processing operations, said Steven Wyatt of the NNSA. Everyone was evacuated from the building, which is on the east end of the plant, Wyatt said. The spill was reported at 10:24 a ...

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Chemical spill contained at Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex in Oak Ridge - WATE-TV

NNSA Google Feed - December 16, 2014 - 12:03pm

WATE-TV

Chemical spill contained at Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex in Oak Ridge
WATE-TV
... center at around 10:24 a.m.. According to Y-12, fewer than ten people were in the building during the time of the spill and there are no reported injuries. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said they responded to the chemical release.

Spill at Y-12 reportedly contained, no one injured - Oakridger

NNSA Google Feed - December 16, 2014 - 11:06am

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Spill at Y-12 reportedly contained, no one injured
Oakridger
No employees were injured in the “event,” which was reported earlier in a news release from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The spill is currently contained within the facility, according to a Y-12 post on Twitter 10 minutes ago ...
Updated: Y-12 chemical spill contained; less than 10 workers in building at ...Oak Ridge Today
'Event' at Y-12 in Oak RidgeOak Ridger
Chemical spill contained at Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex in Oak RidgeWATE-TV

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Spill at Y-12 Purification Facility, Y-12 says no employees injured - Oak Ridger

NNSA Google Feed - December 16, 2014 - 10:55am

Spill at Y-12 Purification Facility, Y-12 says no employees injured
Oak Ridger
No employees were injured in the “event,” which was reported earlier in a news release from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The spill is currently contained within the facility, according to a Y-12 post on Twitter 10 minutes ago ...

New Los Alamos lab fellows named - Albuquerque Journal

NNSA Google Feed - December 15, 2014 - 9:39am

Albuquerque Journal

New Los Alamos lab fellows named
Albuquerque Journal
Her innovative “green” methods for preparing actinide materials have earned two R&D 100 Awards and two NNSA Best-in-Class Pollution Prevention Awards. Kiplinger's sustained excellence in mentoring numerous students and postdocs has been ...

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Los Alamos Names New Laboratory Fellows For 2014 - Los Alamos Daily Post

NNSA Google Feed - December 15, 2014 - 8:29am

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Names New Laboratory Fellows For 2014
Los Alamos Daily Post
Her innovative “green” methods for preparing actinide materials have earned two R&D 100 Awards and two NNSA Best-in-Class Pollution Prevention Awards. Kiplinger's sustained excellence in mentoring numerous students and postdocs has been ...

The nuclear money pit - The Economist

NNSA Google Feed - December 15, 2014 - 8:15am

The Economist

The nuclear money pit
The Economist
More pertinently, the $11.7 billion request for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a branch of the Department of Energy that oversees nuclear weapons, naval reactors and nonproliferation activities on behalf of the military ...

Sessions Delivers Update To The Wiregrass Following Passage Of National ... - wwntradio

NNSA Google Feed - December 15, 2014 - 6:32am

KTIC

Sessions Delivers Update To The Wiregrass Following Passage Of National ...
wwntradio
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced today that the Senate has passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Sessions, who played a central role in ...
Sessions Delivers Update To Alabama Following Passage Of National Defense ...WTVY, Dothan

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