Construction of the CMRR facility is part of the U.S. administration plan to rebuild infrastructure of the nuclear weapons complex.
A U.S. court to hold hearings on CMRR plutonium facility at Los Alamos
On April 27, 2011 U.S. District Judge will hear arguments in a case brought by Los Alamos Study Group against the plans to build the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The group want a preliminary injunction to prohibit all funding of the facility, arguing that the Department of Energy had to present a new environmental impact assessment before proceeding with the construction. Details of the lawsuit can be found on the Los Alamos Study Group website.