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NNSA Administrator Fired While on Leave; Energy Secretary Tracked Her for Months
Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette kept close tabs on then-National Nuclear Security Administration boss Lisa Gordon-Hagerty for months, sending chaperones to her meetings with Congress and monitoring her personal calendar before abruptly demanding her resignation last week, a source told Weapons Complex Morning Briefing. It was a dramatic end to a year of strife between the two, who clashed over the size of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) budget and provided the Washington nuclear policy establishment with the latest experimental data about exactly how much autonomy the NNSA and its nuclear weapons programs have from the broader DOE’s nuclear-cleanup and energy programs. With the administrator’s calendar in hand, Brouillette…
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Twelve people representing 11 companies showed up at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site Oct. 21 to take a physical tour and learn more about a potential $21-billion, long-term contract for liquid waste cleanup. In addition to Amentum, the…
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Election Maintains Status Quo in Most Commercial Nuclear Plant Jurisdictions
Little has changed for commercial nuclear plants this election, aside from the Indian Point Energy Center, which will lose Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y. 17), who is retiring this year. Mondaire Jones, a Democrat, will replace her to overlook the plant,…
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NNSA Clears Environmental Hurdle for Savannah River Pits; Environmental Groups Raise Prospect of Lawsuit
The National Nuclear Security Administration on Thursday formalized a decision to make at least 50 nuclear-weapon cores a year at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C., and environmental groups immediately raised the prospects of a lawsuit if the agency…
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