Nuclear weapons manufacturing

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver. The refuge is on land that was a buffer zone around a former nuclear weapons plant. On Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, a judge turned down a request to keep the refuge closed to the public while the courts hear a lawsuit claiming the federal government has not studied the site's safety closely enough. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott, File)
August 09, 2018 - 8:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected a request to bar the public from a Colorado wildlife refuge that was once part of a nuclear weapons plant. Environmentalists and community activists had asked the judge to issue a preliminary injunction that would prohibit opening Rocky Flats...
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July 15, 2018 - 3:00 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Some U.S. media new details reported Sunday on new details from a Mossad operation that smuggled Iranian nuclear documents out of Tehran. The information relayed to the outlets shed more light on the daring operation but offered few other details on what Israel has already claimed...
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FILE - This June 29, 2011 file photo shows the Los Alamos Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. When J. Robert Oppenheimer invited the top scientists to New Mexico in 1943 to build the world's first nuclear weapon, no one really knew what the results were going to be. What they did know was that they had to succeed at all costs. The Los Alamos Monitor reports the once-secret city on Saturday, June 30, 2018, marked 75 years of discovery at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a day of speeches and activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 08, 2018 - 12:36 pm
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — When J. Robert Oppenheimer invited top scientists, engineers and technicians to New Mexico in 1943 to build the world's first nuclear weapon, no one really knew what the results would be. What they did know was that they had to succeed at all costs since intelligence reports...
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FILE - This undated file aerial photo shows the Los Alamos National laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. The U.S. government has awarded a team of two universities and a research firm with offices around the world a $2.5 billion-a-year contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory. (The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
June 08, 2018 - 5:41 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm that does work around the world, the U.S. government announced Friday. The National...
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May 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile is recommending that the production of the cores that trigger nuclear warheads be split between South Carolina and New Mexico. The National Nuclear Security Administration's recommendation Thursday...
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File - In this Nov., 20, 2013 file photo, after radioactive waste is vitrified and sealed in large stainless steel canisters they are stored under a five-feet of concrete in a glass waste storage building at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. The federal agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile is expected this week to release a report on the best site option for the United States as it looks to ramp up production of the plutonium cores that trigger nuclear warheads. The contenders are the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. At stake are hundreds of jobs and billions of dollars in federal funding to either revamp existing buildings or construct new factories. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
May 09, 2018 - 2:22 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile is expected this week to release a report on the best site option for the United States as it looks to ramp up production of the plutonium cores that trigger nuclear warheads. At stake are hundreds of...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Organization of American States, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Washington, where he asked the countries of the Western Hemisphere to suspend Venezuela from the 35-nation Organization of American States. Pence also urged member states to cut off Venezuelan leaders from their financial systems and to enact visa restrictions. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 08, 2018 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the United States can work with its allies to reach a new deal that "limits Iran's malign activity and prevents Iran from ever becoming a nuclear...
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In this Friday, April 20, 2018, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea said Saturday, April 21, 2017 it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations with South Korea and the United States. There was no clear indication in the North's announcement if it would be willing to deal away its arsenal. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 10:39 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its...
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This undated photo provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows Nerses "Krik" Krikorian. Krikorian, who escaped the Armenian genocide as a boy and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97. (Los Alamos National Laboratory )
April 20, 2018 - 7:17 pm
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who was born a refugee and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97. Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed that Krikorian died Wednesday at his home in...
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April 12, 2018 - 1:56 pm
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department plans to continue the contract of the company managing the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. The Aiken Standard reported The Energy Department said last week it expects to extend the contract of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions by one year through...
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