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After Lapses, Security Checks Are Planned at Nuclear Sites

Worries about missing keys and other security lapses at some nuclear weapons laboratories have prompted the federal agency that maintains the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile to review locks, keys and procedures at facilities nationwide. The Energy Department’s semiautonomous National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees nuclear weapons programs within the department, is sending a team of inspectors to start the security review in February. The action follows the agency’s initiatives last summer, after some members of Congress complained about security breaches. “We’re doing a complexwide inventory of lock and keys,” an agency spokesman, Bryan Wilkes, said on Friday. Full Story

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