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Monday, January 08, 2007  
Lab foes lose bid for "green" takeover

By: Staff
Published In: The Record

LIVERMORE - A "green" bid to take over operations at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been rejected by the federal government, which called the proposal "grossly and obviously deficient."

Longtime lab foe Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment filed its long-shot bid in October to wrest the lab away from the University of California, which has managed Lawrence Livermore for 50 years.

Tri-Valley CARES proposed phasing out the lab's nuclear weapons program. The National Nuclear Security Administration responded by saying that was inconsistent with the lab's mission, according to a letter released Friday by the group.

Tri-Valley CARES called the bid's dismissal arbitrary and improper and said it may file a protest.

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