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Whistleblower Says Plutonium Shipments are Unsafe

August 16, 2002

Washington- A House committee is reviewing claims from a Department of Energy whistleblower that shipments of nuclear weapons and materials lack adequate security.

The complaints are classified and the whistleblower's name has not been made public. But the House Intellignence Committee sent a letter to the House Armed Services Committee that said it was concerned about the seriousness of the complaints.

The complaints have been made as shipments of six tons of weapons-grade plutonium are under way from the Rocky Flats weapons site near Denver to the Savannah River Processing plant.