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The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board experienced the largest negative swing for a small agency - and reporting driven by FOIA over the past year gives us a good idea why. Correspondence obtained by The Center for Public Integrity shows that for the past several years, the board has been plagued ...
At the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, the disparity is $70,000, or a 42% pay gap. Similar gaps were found in varied offices such as public safety regulators, the Department of Agriculture, the Commission of Fine Arts and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. "We need to raise the ...

The chairman of a federal oversight agency responsible for safety at nuclear weapons facilities has stepped down amid turmoil over both his management and his recommendation to President Trump that the agency be abolished. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board -- chaired until this week by ...
TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 2, 2018 -- CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) will offer collab9's cloud-based unified communications-as-a-service technology to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board to fulfill work under a General Services Administration contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The GSA ...
CenturyLink and collab9, a FedRAMP-authorized provider of secure cloud communications, won a contract to provide UCaaS capabilities to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Release. > The California Senate has approved a bill to put net neutrality laws in place despite a provision in the FCC's ...

CenturyLink and collab9 won a contract to provide Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) capabilities to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB). The contract, which has a term of one year with two one-year renewal options, was awarded to CenturyLink via one of the General ...
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board has been an independent overseer of nuclear facilities throughout the country -- including the Hanford Site -- for nearly three decades. But now there is a disturbing effort from inside the organization to dismantle it, or at the very least, significantly reduce its ...
A proposal by its Chairman Sean Sullivan to eliminate the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) is being opposed by the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, according to Executive Director Andrea Romero. In a June 29 letter to the Office of Management and Budget, Sullivan proposed ...
In June, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's chairman, Sean Sullivan -- Hamilton's fellow Republican on the board -- secretly urged the Trump administration to eliminate the safety board altogether. The White House has said it will address the idea early next year, but some lawmakers have ...
In December 2015 the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) reported that then-DOE Secretary Moniz approved re-categorizing the Rad Lab "with a material-at-risk limit of 400 g plutonium- 239 equivalent." [4] Starting in 2016, NNSA has already spent $2 million in the process to re-categorize ...
As recently as October 2017, work paused at one of the lab's waste facilities after a radioactive waste drum was unexpectedly found to contain beryllium, according to a report from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an independent advisory board that reports to Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
These jobs in general offer higher salaries than sectors such as education and healthcare, which employ more women. At the National Science Foundation, for example, men make $40,000 a year more than women in median income. At the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, the disparity is $70,000, ...
At the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, the disparity is $70,000, or a 42% pay gap. Similar gaps were found in varied offices such as public safety regulators, the Department of agriculture, the Commission of Fine arts and the Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars. "We need to raise the ...
The chairman of a federal oversight agency responsible for safety at nuclear weapons facilities has stepped down amid turmoil over both his management and his recommendation to President Trump that the agency be abolished. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board -- chaired until this week by ...
For about 10 minutes in early January, Jennifer Batchelor thought her trip to Hawaii would end with her dying in a nuclear blast. Batchelor, 34, of Hendersonville, had traveled to Hawaii with a friend to run a 15K on Maui. The two had gotten up early the day before the race to watch the sunrise over the ...
CenturyLink has teamed up with collab9 to offer the latter's cloud-based unified communications-as-a-service system to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board under a potential three-year contract. CenturyLink said Wednesday it secured the award through a General Services Administration contract ...

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board issued a report on the building in 1997 for its high vulnerabilities, including aging and corroding storage containers, tank leaks and seismic and high wind safety concerns. ORNL is still storing radioactive materials from old hot cells, glove boxes, reactor plates ...
Both resolutions, after citing safety lapses at LANL, call for suspension of "any planned expanded plutonium pit production at LANL until all nuclear criticality safety issues are resolved," as certified by the independent Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. (To be fair to the Democratic Congress members, ...
A federal oversight board charged with protecting workers and communities surrounding nuclear weapons complexes like Oak Ridge's Y-12 National Security Complex has published a plan for closing out the agency if the government shuts down. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is made up of ...
A spokesperson for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said Wednesday that contamination events at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Plutonium Facility noted in recent weekly reports filed by Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) staff were reported as part of a Radiation ...
workers' hands and gloves also were contaminated with radiation in November, but were successfully decontaminated, according to a weekly report from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an independent panel that advises the Energy Secretary. There were two other worker-contamination ...
... spread of radioactive contamination in two incidents this month at the Plutonium Finishing Plant demolition project to other high risk projects at Hanford, they said. The senators also have been in touch with the government Accountability Office and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, according to ...
workers' hands and gloves also were contaminated with radiation in November, but were successfully decontaminated, according to a weekly report from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an independent panel that advises the Energy Secretary. There were two other worker-contamination ...
Re "Trump lackey will poison us" (Letters, Dec. 12): The writer worries that we will be poisoned by toxic nuclear materials at site 300, a separate part of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. I would ask the writer if they are familiar with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, or for that matter ...
The reorganization involved creation of an agency within the DOE bureaucracy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, along with creation of a totalitarian Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board supported by hundreds of martinets running amok in DOE facilities. Additionally, an irrational regulatory ...
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an independent panel, wrote to Energy Secretary Rick Perry in October, charging that Los Alamos was inadequately prepared to handle an emergency. This was based on a July review of emergency response training, but the board said issues had been ...
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board has been an independent overseer of nuclear facilities throughout the country -- including the Hanford Site -- for nearly three decades. But now there is a disturbing effort from inside the organization to dismantle it, or at the very least, significantly reduce its ...
Are you familiar with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB)? The Center of Public Integrity discovered DNFSB's own chairman, Sean Sullivan, proposed to eliminate the group in a private letter to the White House dated in June of this year. Congress chartered this board to prevent safety ...
In July, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an independent adviser to the U.S. Energy Secretary, wrote in a monthly report on WIPP that inspectors had found deficiencies in tornado doors, fire-suppression systems that went without water for months and a number of unstable areas in the mine that ...
In June, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an independent advisory panel, held a hearing in Santa Fe with lab and U.S. Department of Energy officials over the lab's ability to handle ramped-up pit production. Issues were raised about holes in staffing and training at Los Alamos and aging ...
A proposal by its Chairman Sean Sullivan to eliminate the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) is being opposed by the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, according to Executive Director Andrea Romero. In a June 29 letter to the Office of Management and Budget, Sullivan proposed ...
TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 2, 2018 -- CenturyLink (nyse: CTL) will offer collab9's cloud-based unified communications-as-a-service technology to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board to fulfill work under a General Services Administration contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The GSA ...
To ensure the SRS defense nuclear facilities operates safely, Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) are implemented. Officials with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board are evaluating several specific TSR violations at SRS. The letter went on to say that the safety issues identified in the report could ...
The details of the NNSA's report were made public this week by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an independent advisory panel to the Energy Secretary that has faced threats of censorship and defunding from the Trump administration. The National Nuclear Security Administration found that the ...
As work has moved along, a panel called the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board has raised serious safety concerns. The board, which Congress created in 1988 to provide oversight of U.S. Energy Department facilities around the country, has kept a close eye on the vitrification project. In October, the ...
And that might explain why a report by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is being poo-pooed by Department of Energy officials. The report said the unfinished $16.8 billion complex to treat chemical and radioactive waste continues to suffer design problems that risk explosions and radioactive ...
A federal nuclear review panel still has some safety concerns about Los Alamos National Laboratory's new multimillion-dollar storage facility for radioactive waste. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board said in a recent report that more reviews will be needed as operations ramp up but that limits ...
A proposal by its Chairman Sean Sullivan to eliminate the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) is being opposed by the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, according to Executive Director Andrea Romero. In a June 29 letter to the Office of Management and Budget, Sullivan proposed ...
An unfinished $16.8 billion complex to treat chemical and radioactive waste at the Hanford Site in Central Washington continues to suffer design problems that risk explosions and radioactive releases from unintended nuclear reactions, according to a Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board report.
Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico say their amendment to the massive military budget bill addresses the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. The independent panel oversees two national laboratories in the state and the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.
In June, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's chairman, Sean Sullivan -- Hamilton's fellow Republican on the board -- secretly urged the Trump administration to eliminate the safety board altogether. the White House has said it will address the idea early next year, but some lawmakers have ...
A letter and lengthy report sent this month by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the board ...
workers in the plutonium facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory were hit with ariborne radioactive contamination Sept. 23 from a glovebox ...
The staff of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board said in a recently released weekly report that the analysis had been completed.
A letter sent in October 2017 by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the board has found ...
... according to a weekly report from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an independent adviser to the U.S. Department of Energy.
In a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry earlier this month, Sean Sullivan, chairman of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, said ...
... according to a weekly report from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an independent adviser to the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, a five-person panel appointed by the U.S. president, has been charged for three decades with ...


 

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