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2014-07-07 12:21:26

Team Completes First Major Phase of Project On Schedule, Under Budget RESTON, Va., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) has assumed full responsibility for management and operation of the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas, two, large facilities that perform missions vital to national security. This follows a successful four-month transition that began March 3, after the U.S....

Prehistoric Pig Remains Found At Texas Excavation Site
2011-11-07 06:12:58

Construction workers excavating the site of a new high-explosive pressing facility in Amarillo, Texas, discovered the remains of an extinct, prehistoric pig. According to Bobby Cervantes of the Amarillo Globe-News, workers at the Pantex Plant discovered the fragmented remains embedded approximately eight feet down in the walls of the site after returning to the location one morning. "If we´d have taken another bucket of dirt out of the wall of that pit, we´d have never known...

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2009-04-10 06:51:28

A new report released Wednesday by the Nuclear Weapons Complex Consolidation Policy Network urges the federal government to reduce the nation's weapons complexes to just three sites as a move towards achieving the nuclear arms-free world that President Obama recently spoke about. "The continued existence of large nuclear weapon stockpiles in the United States, and in other countries, does not increase our security, but instead makes it more precarious.  The time for a new approach to...

2008-07-03 15:00:36

By Hayley Cox, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 2--The United States must launch a national movement to attain energy independence over the next 10 to 15 years, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Tuesday. With energy prices rising at an alarming rate, Hutchison said the country must embark on an ambitious effort to wean itself off foreign oil. Invoking President Kennedy's call to place a man on the moon, Hutchison said the U.S. must invest in renewable energy, nuclear power and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.