Link to the story is here.
|Written by John Fleck|
|Tuesday, 18 December 2007|
| Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the nation's plutonium center of the future, federal officials will announce today. |
The National Nuclear Security Administration will have a news conference at 11 a.m. to announce plans for its "complex transformation" - an effort to rejigger the U.S. nuclear weapons design and manufacturing complex to make it cheaper to run.
The most important feature of the plan is the decision by federal weapons program managers to abandon plans to build a new consolidated nuclear materials research and manufacturing center. Instead, the bulk of that work will be done at two places: Los Alamos for plutonium work and Oak Ridge's Y-12 plant for uranium work.
I'll have more this afternoon, but among the other relevant details from the quick look I've had at the plan: