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Monday, February 1, 2016

LANL still not able to restart Pu facility

Maybe full plutonium operations will be able to restart at LANL when a new contractor takes over next year.

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/01/f29/EA-31%20Review%20of%20the%20LANL%20Plutonium%20Facility%20Restart%20of%20Fissile%20Material%20Operations.pdf

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"LANS management significantly reduced the resources dedicated to sustaining improved performance for resumed operations while supporting restart activities."

LANS has cut costs everywhere it could to divert money from the to have the money to pay the award fee (back when LANS earned it) and the NM Gross Receipts Tax. Congress visited the LANS plague upon LANL without an increase in budget to pay for the new costs. The result: massive voluntary retirement initiatives and small scale involuntary reductions in force dumped experienced, knowledgeable employees who made the place work.

Now we have LANS parent companies which are experts at managing nuclear facilities and the result is TA-55 hasn't run fully for nearly a third of LANS tenure. Experts indeed.

Anonymous said...

"..still not able to restart..."? I don't think the report says that. There are no "findings" and the report is generally complementary, especially of LAFO (or NA-LA, as it is called in the report). Indeed, the report accepts that more production areas will restart soon.

I've seen worse assessment reports about facilities that were allowed to resume operations. Looks like the Pu facility may get back on line after all.

Anonymous said...

No more LANL posts unless it directly effects LLNL.

Anonymous said...

No more LANL posts unless it directly effects LLNL.

February 2, 2016 at 8:51 AM

Is that you, God?

Anonymous said...

No more LANL posts unless it directly effects LLNL.

February 2, 2016 at 8:51 AM

Everything that happens at the LANL nuclear weapons lab directly affects the LLNL laser lab. You should know that by now.

Anonymous said...


No more LANL posts unless it directly effects LLNL.

February 2, 2016 at 8:51 AM

There is no LLNL, only LANL. Who had to be laid off, LLNL worker, and why had they be laid off, because of LANL. What happens at LANL will happen at LLNL but seven fold more. So it shall be written so it shall be done.

Anonymous said...

Sad, but true...many of us wonder why we are still alive if the criticality documentation that people worked to for decades is as bad as some suggest. To date, many millions has been wasted on paper. Nothing really eggregious discovered from all of the start up reviews. Yet we continue to push ahead, knowing that if the NNSA really wanted us to get back to work, then they would end this.

Anonymous said...

Worst nuclear facility I have ever seen. Been across the complex. Defend all you want, it is true.

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