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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yet another LANL report from the IG

However, LANL continued to have problems in fully implementing a number of critical nuclear safety management requirements. This contributed to multiple safety basis iterations and lengthy update, review, and approval processes. Specifically, LANL had not always developed safety basis documents that met NNSA's expectations to ensure that nuclear hazards had been fully identified and that mitigation controls had been implemented; resolved issues identified in the annual updates to the safety bases for two nuclear facilities; and resolved significant and long-standing nuclear safety deficiencies.

We found that LANL had not effectively implemented its Safety Basis Improvement Plan, which was designed to enable LANL to build upon lessons learned and assessment findings. In addition, nuclear safety deficiencies were not always resolved because corrective actions were not effectively designed to prevent recurrence. Further improvements in nuclear safety are essential if the Department is to be in a position to ensure workers and the public that safety risks associated with nuclear facility operations have been effectively mitigated.


http://energy.gov/ig/downloads/audit-report-doeig-0941

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

What again! How long do you think this can go on? Even our own Congressional Delegation is whispering NEW CONTRACT. LANS has proved to the employees, the entire Nuclear Weapons Complex and the nation of just how inept they are. Rumors are that University of California has been asked to bid on the entire contract. Whomever gets the new contract, it is high time for LANS to bid us a fond farewell, don't ya think?

Anonymous said...

UC running the contract?
Must be April 1 instead of July.

Anonymous said...

Rumors are that University of California has been asked to bid on the entire contract.

But, but UC was the entire reason for the contract change in the first place!
Look how UC destroyed the labs, Wen Ho Lee, forest fires, stolen mustangs, culture of theft, data behind copiers, cowboy scientists, non safety culture, arrogant scientists, blowing up buildings, DARHT not working, know it all scientists, lost CREM, secrets and meth, out of control workforce, mission creep, creepy scientists, Vic Reis said something when UC as in charge.

Anonymous said...

The IG report is harsh, but it may not be harsh enough to force a change. UC picks the Director, and the current one has contributed significantly to the demand for a contract change. A change may be in the wind, but it is unlikely to be UC that comes out a winner.

Anonymous said...

Under Dynes, UC has become a bigger disaster than the National Labs. Go away, UC!

Anonymous said...

Under Dynes, UC has become a bigger disaster than the National Labs. Go away, UC!July 24, 2015 at 10:39 AM

This statement seems a bit harsh given the fact that Dynes resigned in August 2007. But maybe like the undead, he works from beyond the retirement?

Anonymous said...

Here is a hint, 6:29. UC hasn't exactly recovered in the intervening years.

Anonymous said...

But, but UC was the entire reason for the contract change in the first place!
Look how UC destroyed the labs, Wen Ho Lee, forest fires, stolen mustangs, culture of theft, data behind copiers, cowboy scientists, non safety culture, arrogant scientists, blowing up buildings, DARHT not working, know it all scientists, lost CREM, secrets and meth, out of control workforce, mission creep, creepy scientists, Vic Reis said something when UC as in charge.

July 23, 2015 at 8:28 PM

Sounds like a success story compared to LANS and the takeover by Livermore (Mara, Anastasio, Knapp, and McMillan). Anyone care to "rack-up" LANS success stories?

Anonymous said...

July 26, 2015 at 8:11 PM
How long do you want to keep someone responsible for the current state after they left?

Hint: You must be one of the people who blame thei parents for your shortcomings.

Anonymous said...

How long do you want to keep someone responsible for the current state after they left?

July 27, 2015 at 7:16 AM

Really? I thought McMillan was still Lab Director.

Anonymous said...

Need to pay more for bettrr people. Low salaries draw low performers.

Anonymous said...

The list shows real and imaginary failures that are insignificant. Just the natural byproduct of 10000 imperfect people laboring over 50 years. Compared to the successes in the same time span the overall contibution

some weak, overly sensitve bystanders may be piqued by an item listed, but none, individually or aggreagated rise to the permanent level of dagebdone to national security by the loss of nuckear weapons science comptence lost since the contacts were changed only 8 years ago.

Managing the weapons program is a complex scientific and political undertaking. Neither Congress nor NNSA is up to the task. Independent, competent scientists working for UC are the only group proven to be up to the task.

And the minor, over-hyped failures that are a natural by-product if the complex labor of 10,000 people will continue to occur regularly and will continue to be discovered as long as malcontents look for them.

The truffle hunt continues. A Much more important open question is weather a safe, effective nuclear weapons program continues.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the muddled posts, tge android text editor interface to the blog is nearly impossible. I gave up trying to fix the errors in this post.

Anonymous said...

That list is it? That's the sum of all LANL miserable failures over 50 years? 1000s laid off and 10000 lives disrupted, weapons science in question for that faggoty, puny list?

For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth, I thought Satan secretly reigned over the Mesa with plans on advancing forthwit6 on the plains of Meggido.

Some jackass threw out an proven 50 year lab manager for that shitty little list of insults. What a weakling! What magnificent incomptence!

Anonymous said...

I love the baby boom lead United States. We are such worthless, incompetent dolts.

Anonymous said...

UC is still in power. The LLC is just a front. Nothing has changed except employee benefits and that is NEVER coming back. Look across the complex.

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