2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 01:01:16 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Savannah River Site (SC)
The Bomb Plant

By Joseph Trento
National Security News Service |
September 12, 2011

Thanks to funding from the Colombe Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America and an anonymous donor, National Security News Service reporters spent the last two years investigating the most secretive institution in the federal government: the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its radioactive weapons facility - the Savannah River Site (SRS).

We call our multi-media investigation The Bomb Plant. It tells how a secretive and little known government agency, dedicated to modernizing and safeguarding nuclear weapons, reaped billions of dollars in the name of nonproliferation. After DOE wasted billions of Stimulus Act dollars on environmental clean-up at the nation's nuclear weapons facilities, especially SRS, NNSA took control to hide the problems.

Begun in the Bush administration, NNSA eats up 85% of the Department of Energy (DOE) budget. It has bipartisan support in Congress. It became one of the most powerful agencies in the U.S. government by successfully compromising its opponents.


For the entire article, see
http://www.dcbureau.org/201109126200/national-security-news-service/ the-bomb-plant.html#more-6200


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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