Friday, November 04, 2005

Materials for nukes moved from Los Alamos Lab

By James W. Brosnan
Scripps Howard News Service

November 3, 2005

3:45 pm WASHINGTON - The government said today that all weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium are now out of an area of Los Alamos National Laboratory that was vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

The National Nuclear Security Administration announced that the last of the special nuclear material that could be used for nuclear bombs has been removed from the lab's Technical Area 18, five years after the move was ordered by former energy secretary and now New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson,

"I'm glad it finally happened, as I directed," Richardson said when told of the announcement.

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