Heather Wilson, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, said she is very concerned about Los Alamos.
After President Obama released the FY13 budget, it was revealed the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement project would be deferred for at least five years.
“A little over a year ago, President Obama made a commitment to modernize our nuclear weapons complex in order to maintain a safe, reliable nuclear deterrent at lower levels of forces,” Wilson said. “That commitment included replacing a 60-year-old facility at Los Alamos for handling plutonium. In his new budget, however, President Obama has broken that commitment. And as a result, an estimated 1,000 jobs will be killed for 10 years in Los Alamos.”