Monday, May 5, 2008

NNSA head Tom D'Agostino indicates more subcritical testing

Hi folks,

On the heels of the DOE's proposed budget, NNSA chief Thomas
D'Agostino told the Las Vegas Review Journal "We expect a lot more
happening at Nevada at the Device Assembly Facility." The DAF "now
accommodates...activities involving high explosives and special
nuclear material. These projects are an integral part of the U.S.
Department of Energy's Science Based Stockpile Stewardship Program,
which includes assembly work to support subcritical (no-nuclear
yield) experiments being conducted at the Nevada Test Site."

(source ; more: ) is firmly opposed to subcritical and hydronuclear
testing. We desperately hope that you will help us in the years to
come in building a movement to stop all future subcritical
experiments at the Nevada Test Site and thermonuclear fusion
experiments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National
Ignition Facility.

Read more about the latter at:

Does anyone know of other sources that support D'Agostino's
indication that the DOE will conduct 'a lot more' subcritical tests
in the following fiscal year?

Andrew Kishner

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