National Security

Nuclear Negligence

Nuclear Negligence examines safety weaknesses at U.S. nuclear weapon sites operated by corporate contractors. The Center’s probe, based on contractor and government reports and officials involved in bomb-related work, revealed unpublicized accidents at nuclear weapons facilities, including some that caused avoidable radiation exposures.


Nuclear Negligence

Part 1 of 6

Published — June 18, 2017

A near-disaster at a federal nuclear weapons laboratory takes a hidden toll on America’s arsenal

Nuclear Negligence

Part 2 of 6

Published — June 20, 2017

Safety problems at a Los Alamos laboratory delay U.S. nuclear warhead testing and production

Nuclear Negligence

Part 3 of 6

Published — June 26, 2017

Light penalties and lax oversight encourage weak safety culture at nuclear weapons labs

Nuclear Negligence

Part 4 of 6

Published — June 27, 2017

More than 30 nuclear experts inhale uranium after radiation alarms at a weapons site are switched off

Nuclear Negligence

Part 5 of 6

Published — June 28, 2017

Repeated radiation warnings go unheeded at sensitive Idaho nuclear plant

Nuclear Negligence

Part 6 of 6

Published — August 1, 2017

Nuclear weapons contractors repeatedly violate shipping rules for dangerous materials