Friday, November 18, 2005

Group protests deletions from lab reports

November 18, 2005

LOS ALAMOS -- A nuclear-watchdog group that filed a Freedom of Information request for Los Alamos National Laboratory's report on its future plans estimates 40 percent of the report it received was blacked out.

Jay Coghlan of Nuclear Watch New Mexico said current information on the lab was intact in the copy of the lab's 2004 Ten-Year Comprehensive Site Plan, but details about future planning was blacked out.

The National Nuclear Security Administration did not explain why some material was blacked out. Certain things, including national-defense and national-security matters, are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.


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