1982 SECURITY LEVELS FOR NUKE SITES?

The Energy Department is strongly considering a return to 1982 security levels for nuclear weapons sites with hundreds of tons of weapons-grade plutonium and uranium, according to an internal e-mail obtained by the watchdog group Project On Government Oversight.The group says in a statement, "Although those (1982) security levels are slightly higher than current standards, they are far below those required to meet threat assumptions by intelligence agencies developed since the September 11th terrorist attacks."The weapons sites covered by the memo include the troubled Sandia, Los Alamos, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. We've seen in the recent past how security has been handled at these facilities.Click here to read the memo for yourself.

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