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LOSING TIME: Nuclear Labs Crumbling

Oct 16, 2017
Defense Drumbeat
“Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.”  - Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

Nuclear Labs Crumbling


THE PROBLEM:

As CNN reported last year, the infrastructure within the Department of Energy (DOE) that provides nuclear weapons to our military is decrepit and falling apart, with a $3.7 billion backlog in deferred maintenance and repair needs. In many cases, the physical structures date back to the 1940s and 1950s.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TODAY:

Under the CR, critical nuclear modernization and recapitalization programs are being short-changed and delayed

WHAT WE COULD BE DOING:

The House authorized more than $1.2 billion in additional funding over the CR level to the DOE’s nuclear weapons activities and allows the DOE to begin rebuilding its Manhattan Project-era nuclear weapons production facilities.

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