November 3, 2006 - MARKEY SLAMS BUSH ADMIN ON NUCLEAR SECURITY BREACHES AT LOS ALAMOS LABS

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tonight, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a senior member of the House Homeland Security and Energy and Commerce Committees, released the following statement on reports of a severe security breach at the Los Alamos National Laboratory regarding unsecured nuclear data.

“Since the Bush Administration has been in office, announcements of security breaches at Los Alamos have been met with shock, outrage and promises by Los Alamos and the Department of Energy to switch to technologies that would prevent another loss of nuclear secrets.  The promises are never fulfilled, and sensitive nuclear information is never secured. The Bush Administration needs to conduct a complete investigation of this latest breach, an assessment of the security damages, and put in place new measures to re-establish security for what should be our most guarded nuclear secrets.”

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November 6, 2006

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