Watchdogs assail LANS pay plans

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Recovery act data reveals how much lab managers are making

By The Staff

Nuclear watchdogs in New Mexico have seized on compensation data in federal recovery act records to call attention to the total compensation packages paid to top managers in the nuclear weapons complex.

“That LANS pays Michel Anastasio $800,000 a year, double President Obama’s salary and that two other LANS executives make more than $520,000 shows a priority for exorbitant salaries over good management and environmental cleanup,” said Don Hancock of Southwestern Research and Information Center in a press release Thursday. Hancock first found the information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Web site, recovery.gov, which became available recently.

Jay Coghlan of Nuclear Watch New Mexico, which immediately followed up with further information, also comparing Anastasio’s salary with Obama’s.

“It is peculiar that the director of the laboratory who has supported new design nuclear weapons and resumed industrial-scale expanded nuclear weapons production is making twice as much as the man who won the Nobel Prize for trying to rid the world of them,” Coghlan said this morning.

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