The United States and United Kingdom completed the largest removal of HEU to the US in National Nuclear Security Administration history — nearly 700-kilogram of HEU were removed. Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty commended effort: “This joint effort highlights our strong cooperation and mutual nonproliferation goals.”
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The National Academy of Sciences released the first of two Congressionally-mandated reports regarding the general viability of the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) conceptual plan for disposing of 34 metric tons of surplus plutonium in WIPP. Preliminary findings indicate insufficient capacity at the facility is one of several barriers to effective implementation.
Security Debate Shadows NNSA Chief’s Departure By Diane Barners Global Security Newswire WASHINGTON — A top U.S. nuclear official is set to retire next week in good standing with the Obama administration, even though a major security scandal prompted a number of watchdogs to call for his resignation months ago. When Thomas D’Agostino announced […]
Nuke Expert Pool Shrinking By KATE BRANNEN Defense News In about five years, every scientist with experience designing and testing nuclear weapons will have retired from the U.S. government. Thomas D’Agostino, the undersecretary for nuclear security and the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), said the number of nuclear scientists with weapons […]