Nuclear Lab Shutdown Endangers US Arsenal

READINGEAGLE – June 18, 2017: An extended shutdown of the United States’ only scientific laboratory for producing and testing the plutonium cores for its nuclear weapons has taken a toll on America’s arsenal, with key work postponed and delays looming in the production of components for new nuclear warheads, according to government documents and officials.

Parts of the facility began renewed operations last year (2016), but with only partial success. And workers there last year were still violating safety rules for handling plutonium, the unstable man-made metal that serves as the sparkplug of the thermonuclear explosions that American bombs are designed to create. Link: Read Complete Article

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