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Nuclear Security Fixes Urged

Amid growing concern that nuclear weapons labs are vulnerable to a terrorist attack, senior Energy Department officials are seriously considering major steps to improve security — including the removal of plutonium and highly enriched uranium from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other weapons sites. A classified directive issued late last year ordered the department, which already was examining the security of its weapons-grade nuclear materials, to consider consolidating them in fewer locations, according to congressional sources. Energy officials said Monday that security at their facilities was “strong.” But they acknowledged that they were reviewing proposals to improve protection by consolidating the sites where the government stored plutonium and highly enriched uranium — the elements essential to a nuclear bomb. Full Story

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