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Wednesday, October 03, 2007  
Livermore Lab's Future Sparks Anxiety

By: Cornell Barnard
Published In: News 10

Next month the U.S. Department of Energy will release its anticipated plan called Complex 2030. The plan will detail how Livermore Lab and other federal sites across the U.S. will store plutonium and develop new nuclear weapons over the next 30 years.

The lab reportedly wants to build a new plutonium pit production facility for producing bomb cores.

"The government doesn't need a new pit facility to manufacture nukes," said Marylia Kelly with Tri Valley CARES, a lab watchdog group.

The lab says the restructuring does not pose a danger or a threat to neighbors in the valley or the Bay Area. The federal government is planning several public hearings on the matter next year.

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