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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-01-07 07:26 AM
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U.S. reports nuclear stockpile shrinking at fast pace
U.S. reports nuclear stockpile shrinking at fast pace
From the Associated Press
October 1, 2007

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is dismantling unneeded nuclear warheads at a faster pace than forecast as it substantially reduces the arsenal under terms of an arms-control treaty with Russia, government officials said Sunday.

The Bush administration is to announce today that it has taken apart three times as many reserve warheads in the 2007 budget year as it had projected, and that it expects the rapid pace of dismantlement to continue.

At the same time, a report by an independent science advisory group has concluded that "substantial work remains" before a new generation of warheads will be suitable for certification without underground nuclear testing.

The findings are expected to provide congressional opponents of the warhead program with additional reasons to hold back money for the project. The administration views development of the replacement warhead as essential for keeping a secure and more easily maintained nuclear stockpile as warheads age.

The National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the Energy Department, reports a 146% increase in dismantled nuclear warheads in the budget year that ended Sunday. That is triple the agency's original goal.

The agency is believed to be dismantling thousands of warheads, taking out their plutonium, uranium and nonnuclear high-explosive components. The agency did not say how many warheads it had taken apart or how many remained to be worked on; the numbers are classified.


Rest of article at: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-nu...


uhc comment: What is not mentioned is what they are doing with the plutonium and uranium.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-01-07 07:28 AM
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1. More Newsspeak from the Ministry of Propaganda....
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-01-07 07:29 AM
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2. Should we believe the Bush administration?
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