Friday, December 02, 2005

Board blasts nuclear security office

By ANDY LENDERMAN | The New Mexican
December 2, 2005

The head of a federal safety board has sharply criticized the National Nuclear Security Administration's plans to handle the pending management change at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Leaders of the NNSA's Los Alamos Site Office, who oversee the lab on behalf of the federal government, have planned a three-month "strategic pause" to hire new staffers, reorganize and focus on how to do a better job. That office oversees the lab on environmental, safety and security matters, for example, with about 120 people.

The criticism has prompted U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., to call on Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to oversee the transition, if needed.


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Wasn't it NNSA Boss Linton Brooks who said, "Oh, don't tell me--not another 'nothing actually happened at LANL' story!"?

And now for a reprise of "The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight," starring the Boyz 'N the Hood at NNSA HQ.
Yes that was Brooks. It was also Brooks who looked me straight in the eye nearly a year ago on December 17, 2004 and said, "I fully support Director Nanos' decision to have shut the laboratory down," during our 'morale issues' meeting in the Weapons Meeting Room.

It seems that shutdowns, or to use this year's euphemism, "strategic pauses" are high on Brooks' list of things to do to LANL.
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