Robert Alvarez writes in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists how the Y-12 facility, part of the US nuclear weapons complex faces severe challenges in the time to come.  These include hazardous contamination, cost overruns, and mission creep.

Read more about Y12 at the Bulletin, or learn more about the private contractors responsible for managing the facility- Babcock & Wilcox & Bechtel.



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Susi Snyder is the Nuclear Disarmament Programme Manager for Pax in the Netherlands. Mrs. Snyder has coordinated the research, publication and campaigning activities surrounding the annually updated Don’t Bank on the Bomb report since 2013. She has published numerous reports and articles, including Dealing with a ban (2015); The Rotterdam Blast: The immediate humanitarian consequences of a 12 kiloton nuclear explosion (2014); and Withdrawal Issues: What NATO countries say about the future of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe (2011). She is an International Steering Group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and a 2016 Nuclear Free Future Award Laureate. Previously, Mrs. Snyder served as the Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom at their Geneva secretariat.

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