Most sensitive nuclear material removed from Sandia

NNSA announced that it completed the first stage of its special nuclear material consolidation program. The Sandia National Laboratory removed all materials that require protection under Category I or II. According to NNSA, "This move completes the first phase in NNSA's efforts to consolidate special nuclear material at five sites by 2012."

Earlier plans call for removal of all Category I and II amounts of nuclear material from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory by 2014 and from the Los Alamos National Laboratory - by 2022.