Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Nuke Lab Security Investigation Planned.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is under investigation by the National Nuclear Security Administration for recent security concerns and low-level management failure to report a potential security incident at the lab.

NNSA administrator Linton Brooks announced late Friday afternoon that a team of senior NNSA managers was traveling to Livermore to review its security systems.

Operated by the University of California, Livermore and its sister lab in New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory, have come under close scrutiny after UC's management of the nuclear weapons labs have come under fire.

"Senior management at Lawrence Livermore and the University of California have responded aggressively to revelations about security problems, but I am disturbed by evidence that other managers in the chain of command have been lax in identifying and reporting potentially serious security problems," Brooks said in a news release. …

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