Thursday, November 03, 2005
By: Associated Press
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - The most sensitive weapons-grade nuclear material has been moved out of a Los Alamos National Laboratory technical area to more secure sites.
The National Nuclear Security Administration said Thursday the removal of the material from Technical Area 18 completes a process that began last year.
The material includes weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium.
NNSA administrator Linton Brooks says the material has been sent to the Nevada Test Site, the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee and the lab’s Technical Area 55.