.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Nuclear groups challenge pit program expansion

-A A +A

Three environmental and nuclear safety watchdog groups demanded last week the National Nuclear Security Administration temporarily halt its plutonium pit production expansion plans.

Nuclear Watch New Mexico, Savannah River Site Watch and Tri-Valley CAREs wrote a letter to NNSA Undersecretary and Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Wednesday, saying the NNSA was in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act.

Earlier this year, the NNSA announced plans that the Los Alamos National Laboratory would produce 30 plutonium pits for nuclear weapons each year and the Savannah River Site produce 50 pits a year by 2030.

“NEPA clearly requires that proposed major federal actions be subject to public environmental review,” a statement in the letter from the three organizations said. “Further, NNSA has a legal duty to apply NEPA early in the process.

Moreover, until NNSA issues a formal Record of Decision at the end of a NEPA process, it maynot take actions that will

‘Limit the choice of reasonable alternatives’ or ‘prejudice the ultimate decision on the program’ before it directs ‘irreversible and irretrievable resources’ toward that end.”


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 3 pages per month.




You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday