Latest Nuclear weapons manufacturing News

High-risk demolition of former plutonium plant could resume

Nov. 1, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — High-risk demolition of a former nuclear weapons production plant could resume next week, nearly two years after the most dangerous work was halted because of safety concerns. Work on the most dangerous portions of demolishing the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Nuclear...

Groups threaten to sue over nuclear weapons work at US labs

Sep. 19, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Nuclear watchdog groups say they will sue if the U.S. government doesn't conduct a nationwide programmatic environmental review of its plans to expand production of key components for the nation's nuclear arsenal. Federal officials have set a deadline of 2030 for ramped-up...