Volume 87 Issue 17 | pp. 24-25
Issue Date: April 27, 2009

Energy And Weapons

Nuclear weapons labs should Ramp up energy R&D but continue stockpile, nonproliferation work, new secretary says
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Homeland Security

IN A SPEECH to the nation's nuclear weapons scientists earlier this month, Energy Secretary Steven Chu laid out his vision for the work done by the three nuclear weapons laboratories. This trio—Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia National Laboratories—should expand their research and development efforts both in nuclear weapons and nonweapons work, he said.

Specifically, Chu called on the labs to do more R&D related to national energy security, which . . .

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