NYT: Huge Nuclear Protest in Germany

A European anti-nuke protest? If that seems like a blast from the 1980’s happened on Saturday in Germany. Just as the uber secret National Nuclear Security Agency is selling itself in the United States as a font for peaceful nuclear uses of old H-Bombs as mox civilian reactor fuel, the Germans had the biggest protest against nuclear power in decades.

Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/world/europe/19GERMANY.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

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BBC: US couple ‘tried to pass nuclear secrets to Venezuela’

The BBC is reporting that an elderly scientist who worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory – along with his wife have been charged with attempting to pass nuclear secrets to Venezuela.

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DOE Disagrees With Critical GAO Report On SRS Tanks

Though the DOE contractors responsible for the Tank cleanup are not talking, DOE public affairs is taking issue with the new GAO report saying delays and cost overruns ($1.5 billion) plague the high level liquid waste clean-up on 22 of the million gallon high level liquid waste tanks at the Savannah River Site.

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New Manager Named At Troubled Savannah River Site

Mike Gellaty of South Carolina’s  Examiner.Com reports that Dr. Dave Moody will succeed acting site manager Jack Craig as the top Department of Energy (DOE) official at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. Craig replaced Jeffrey Allison, who remains at SRS and is investigating an accident where an unidentified plant worker was exposed to plutonium.

A veteran DOE administrator with experience at the Rocky Flats Site near Denver, Co. and Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico, Moody was named as manager of Savannah River Site’s Operations Office, according to a DOEpress release. Moody managed DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office for the last five years and has more than 30 years of experience in project management, research and development, nuclear waste management, and environmental restoration, according to the Department.

He comes to the Savannah River Site at a time when it has received billions in stimulus money with the Government Accountability Office reporting huge problems in the nuclear clean-up effort there. For more click http://www.examiner.com/site-in-columbia/deprtment-of-energy-names-new-manger-for-savannah-river-site?render=print

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