New Bombs Headed to old bomb plant?

By Suzanne Rhodes, special to Statehouse Report | An arm of the U.S. Department ofEnergy (DOE) is proposing to build plutonium pits for bombs at its Aiken Savannah RiverSite (SRS).

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), whose mission is in part, “toreduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction” claims an urgent need forboth new weapons and delivery systems. To expedite the mission, it proposes using theempty shell of a hastily-constructed and abandoned building to make the cores of theweapons.

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