Jeffrey LewisMy Humble Thanks

Wow. I mentioned that I didn’t have a copy of Sustaining the Nuclear Enterprise – A New Approach.

I didn’t just receive multiple copies of the report (here it is) … I also learned many people with real expertise and knowledge read a blog that began as an outlet for writing too wonky, obscene or both for publication.

I am really flattered. Thank you all for reading.


  1. Josh Narins (History)

    Found some other material on this report from the Los Alamos Monitor and the Australian state news agency, ABC

    Here’s Senator Pete Domenici’s (R-NM) press release on the whole bill

    The only critic in any of this comes from the Los Alamos Monitor piece:

    Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group, a public interest group based in Albuquerque, raised an issue in a recent e-mail:

    “The ‘stockpile stewardship’ that the three weapons laboratories now find to be inadequate (‘unsustainable’ is the precise word, sustainability being the exact purpose of the program) is the same plan they invented in 1994 over the technical objections of many former and independent scientists,” he wrote. “The laboratories consistently have been quite upbeat about the stewardship program in testimony, and their budgets have risen substantially under its auspices.”

    I’m pretty dubious, considering no numbers are presented in the 10 page paper.