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Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 8:43 am, Mon Jan 13, 2014.

A project meant to better protect plutonium stored at Los Alamos National Laboratory has suffered cost overruns and delays due to poor construction, out-of-date designs, lack of qualified staff and bad information.

Construction on the plutonium facility upgrade originally was scheduled to be completed in January 2013 at a cost of $213 million. It wasn’t finished until December and still isn’t fully operational. The estimated price tag to date is more than $244 million, according to a new federal report.

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3 comments:

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 2:53 pm on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 569

    What do you expect for a paltry quarter Billion... professional results as pitched by people with PhD after their names? That is SO twentieth century, chumps of enchantment. However, I am sure that Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, who are always bleating for more money for the lab, will crack whips & roll heads with federal criminal charges in order to commit justice for US taxpayers.

    Where's Heather "more pork-gravy please " Wilson when accountability for over-priced lab projects comes up? She received improper payments of almost a half-million dollars from the lab (2009>2011) for an "advisory" role. Four management contractors at Los Alamos, Sandia, Nevada and Oak Ridge were required to pay the government back $442,000 for their irregular payments to Heather Wilson.
    http://www.nukewatch.org/watchblog/?p=1506

     
  • Joseph Hempfling posted at 11:27 am on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    joehempfling Posts: 189

    The more things change, the more they remain the same. And the black hole that we the taxpayers are trying to fill with our money and called LANL is but the latest example of goverment/corporate incompetency if not downright criminal collusion ! and all at a time our country infrastructure is crumbling, unemployment and homeless ness at all time highs, our do nothing Congress at an all time low due to political paralysis AND what do we do; BUILD MORE BOMBS and which we apparently can't even protect ! GO FIGURE !! p.s. HAPPY NEW YEAR !

     
  • Philip Taccetta posted at 9:29 am on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    PhiltheElder Posts: 188

    Los Alamos scientists can't read a blueprint and confirm that the work is being done according to plan? And yet we let them play with plutonium?

     

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