Los Alamos National Security LLC to pay $10 million for faulty security system

Dec 5, 2012

The National Nuclear Security Administration and Los Alamos National Laboratory announced Tuesday the contractor that runs LANL will have to pay 10 million dollars for a faulty security system at the lab's plutonium facility.

The Albuquerque Journal reports Los Alamos National Security LLC, which is a part of Bechtel Corporation, will cover the costs of repairing the system of fences and sensors securing LANL's Technical Area 55, where plutonium is used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons.

Officials say additional guards are working to secure the location while the process of planning and repairing the security system is completed.