NNSA Budget Cuts Los Alamos Facility
Davenport, Kelsey, Arms Control Today
The Obama administration zeroed out funding for construction of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility Replacement (CMRR) at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico in its fiscal year 2013 budget request and announced it would delay work on the facility for at least five years.
According to the budget request, the delay will save $1.8 billion from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2017.
The purpose of the CMRR is to support increased production capability of plutonium cores for nuclear weapons and perform technical analysis on nuclear materials. Funding for the new Los Alamos facility falls into the section of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) …
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Publication information: Article title: NNSA Budget Cuts Los Alamos Facility. Contributors: Davenport, Kelsey - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 42. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 2012. Page number: 28+. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.