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GAO Reviews Security of DOE Controlled Nuclear Materials

Posted by K.E. White on January 30, 2010

Some fun facts:

  • The Department of Energy(D.O.E.) possesses and secures its own nuclear materials.
  • The D.O.E. sites storing these holding these materials are protected by private contractors.
  • A separate agreement governs each nuclear site

Such a decentralized system–on its face–doesn’t seem best at cutting costs or ensuring effective security. But we should all read the GAO report first.


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