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April 2, 2020
Public invited to comment on Environmental Impact Statement for proposed plutonium pit mission at Savannah River Site
NNSA has released for public comment the Draft Savannah River Site Pit Production Environmental Impact Statement.
March 10, 2020
Public invited to comment on expanded plutonium pit production at Los Alamos National Laboratory
NNSA has posted for public comment a draft Supplement Analysis to the 2008 Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operations of LANL.
March 9, 2020
NNSA to conduct aerial radiation assessment survey over Washington, D.C.
NNSA will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over Washington, D.C., Tuesday to measure naturally occurring background radiation.
March 2, 2020
Tritium facility at Savannah River Site reaches key milestone
NNSA has approved the cost and schedule range for the Tritium Finishing Facility at the Savannah River Site.
February 26, 2020
NNSA to begin site preparation activities at SRS for the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Project
NNSA is set to begin site preparation activities for the next phase of the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Project at the Savannah River Site.
February 13, 2020
United States, Belgium commit to minimize the use of HEU in civilian applications
NNSA and Belgium’s Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency commit to minimize the use of highly enriched uranium in civilian applications.
February 12, 2020
United States, Canada announce completion of spent nuclear fuel shipping campaign at ICONS
NNSA and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited complete multi-year campaign to move spent highly enriched uranium from Canada to the United States.
February 11, 2020
NNSA Administrator, Belgium Ambassador announce new international working group to address insider threats
NNSA and Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control announced a new working group to address insider threats.
February 10, 2020
United States, Japan highlight transportation security at ICONS
NNSA and Japan Atomic Energy Agency hold event as follow-up to November 2019 International Transportation Security Symposium.
February 10, 2020
FY 2021 Presidential Budget for NNSA Released
NNSA released its portion of the President’s Fiscal Year FY 2021 Budget Request today.
February 6, 2020
NNSA releases performance evaluation summaries for contractors that run its labs, plants, and sites
NNSA completes an assessment of M&O partners’ effectiveness in meeting the performance expectations.
February 4, 2020
NNSA provides assistance to IAEA for enhancing radiation therapy and medical physics capabilities in Egypt
NNSA has allocated $500,000 to the International Atomic Energy Agency to enhance the quality of cancer treatment in Egypt.
January 30, 2020
Lithium Processing Facility at Y-12 reaches key milestone
NNSA OKs the conceptual design and cost range for a new lithium processing building at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
January 15, 2020
NNSA Administrator attends Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at University of Michigan
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty attended the Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at the University of Michigan and spoke to interested students.
January 8, 2020
NNSA releases Supplement Analysis to Complex Transformation Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
NNSA released a final Supplement Analysis to the 2008 Complex Transformation Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.
January 6, 2020
Uranium Processing Facility substation complete
NNSA's Uranium Processing Facility Project made progress with the recent completion of a new electrical substation at Y-12 National Security Complex.
December 27, 2019
NNSA to conduct aerial radiation assessment survey over Las Vegas Strip
NNSA to conduct aerial radiation assessment survey over Las Vegas Strip
NNSA will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over the Las Vegas Strip and its surrounding areas Dec. 29 and 31.
December 19, 2019
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, left, and Jessica McNutt, discuss the Aerial Measuring System with U.S. Rep. Ron Estes of Kansas while inside one of the newly delivered planes.
NNSA unveils three new aircraft for nuclear incident response
Planes will be used by Aerial Measuring System teams to measure air and ground contamination following a nuclear or radiological accident or incident.
November 25, 2019
NNSA names Michael Weis as new Los Alamos Field Office Manager
NNSA selected Michael Weis as the new manager of its Los Alamos Field Office, effective January 2020.
November 19, 2019
NNSA reaches settlement agreement with MOX Services
NNSA has settled with MOX Services and its parent companies to resolve contract matters pertaining to the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility.
October 9, 2019
NNSA expands STEM program at Minority Serving Institutions
NNSA has expanded its Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program to include four new consortia across 12 schools.
October 8, 2019
NNSA Administrator and Ohio Congresswoman hold business roundtable at The University of Toledo
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur held a business roundtable in Toledo, Ohio.
October 7, 2019
NNSA Administrator and Rep. Kaptur attend Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at The University of Toledo
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty joined Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at The University of Toledo Oct. 7 for Nuclear Security Enterprise Day.
September 24, 2019
NNSA partners with U.S. Air Force and NATO Allies to reach key milestone for B61-12 Life Extension Program
NNSA and the U.S. Air Force, in support of NATO, successfully completed three non-nuclear system development flight tests of the B61-12 gravity bomb
September 18, 2019
NNSA donates container to IAEA for shipping radioactive sources
NNSA presented the International Atomic Energy Agency with a container for transporting highly radioactive materials.