Los Alamos nuke documents thought found in drug raid
“The problem is when you actually have those materials that are supposed to be protected inside the lab and you find them outside the lab in the hands of criminals – that should worry everybody.” – Danielle Brian
Executive Director of the watchdog group Project on Government Oversight
Maybe I have watched too much Alias and 24, but when I read a statement like the one above, I think something like, “Duh you freaks, holy shit!”
So they went to raid a meth lab and found classified nuclear weapons documents laying around. The article proceeds to explain that this particular nuclear lab has had security problems in the past. For instance, there was quite a scare when two discs full of classified information disappeared a couple years ago. In the end, they decided maybe the discs hadn’t existed in the first place and everything was fine. !!!!
The article states:
“But the incident highlighted sloppy inventory control and security failures at the nuclear weapons lab. And the Energy Department began moving toward a five-year program to create a so-called diskless environment at Los Alamos to prevent any classified material being carried outside the lab.”
Ms. Brian says the lab has not done much to clean up its act.
“Los Alamos has always seemed to be rewarded for its screw-ups. We’re waiting with bated breath to see if anything has changed. The idea that police found classified documents in a drug lab is disturbing.
I have another idea. In addition to having pathetic security, let’s tell everyone in the world through a news article that this lab has pathetic security. Yes, that sounds like a brilliant idea! Enough said.