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Other NRDC Resources on Stockpile Stewardship


Resource Page Documents by Source

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
Comments to NIF Task Force; Nov. 17, 1999
Comments to NIF Task Force; Dec. 9, 1999
Letter and memo to Secretary Richardson re: University of California NIF review; Dec. 14, 1999
Comments on the NIF Task Force draft Interim Report; Jan. 12, 2000
When Peer Review Fails: The Roots of the NIF Debacle; June 2000. A report detailing serious problems with the NIF, including enormous cost overruns as well as the likely inability of the project to achieve fusion ignition.


DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Secretary Of Energy/Secretary Of Energy Advisory Board
News release: "Richardson Orders Actions to Get NIF Back on Track"; Sept 3, 1999 (pdf, 40.2K)
News release re: NIF Task Force; Nov. 10, 1999
Terms of reference for the NIF review; Nov. 10, 1999
Biographies of the NIF Task Force members; Nov. 10, 1999

Secretary of Energy Advisory Board NIF Task Force
Review, first meeting, day one (pdf, 550K); Nov. 15, 1999
Review, first meeting, day two (pdf, 219K); Nov. 16, 1999
Review, second meeting, day one (pdf, 206K); Nov. 29, 1999
Review, second meeting, day two (pdf, 209K); Nov. 30, 1999
Review, third meeting (pdf, 240K); Dec. 13, 1999
Interim Report (pdf, 290K); Jan. 10, 2000

NIF Council
NIF Technology Review (pdf, 191K); Nov. 4, 1999

Lawrence Livermore National Labs
News release re: Secretary Richardson's actions on NIF (pdf, 22.5K); Sep. 3, 1999

University of California
News release re: completed review of NIF project (pdf, 29.5K); Nov. 23, 1999
Report of the UC President's Council NIF Review Committee (pdf, 46.3K); Nov. 18, 1999


HOUSE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE
Letter to General Accounting Office (pdf, 15.5K); Sep. 16, 1999



Resource Page Documents by Date

September 3, 1999
DOE news release: "Richardson Orders Actions to Get NIF Back on Track" (pdf, 40.2K)
Lawrence Livermore National Labs news release re: secretary's actions on NIF (pdf, 22.5K)

September 16, 1999
House Committee on Science letter to General Accounting Office (pdf, 15.5K)

November 4, 1999
NIF Technology Review, Technology Resource Group of the NIF Council (pdf, 191K)

November 10, 1999
Secretary of Energy Advisory Board news release re: NIF Task Force
Secretary of Energy Advisory Board terms of reference for the NIF review
Secretary of Energy Advisory Board biographies of the NIF Task Force members

November 15, 1999
NIF Task Force Review, first meeting, day one (pdf, 550K)

November 16, 1999
NIF Task Force Review, first meeting, day two (pdf, 219K)

November 17, 1999
NRDC comments to NIF Task Force

November 18, 1999
Report of the University of California President's Council National Ignition Facility Review Committee (pdf, 46.3K)

November 23, 1999
University of California-DOE National Laboratories news release re: completed review of NIF project (pdf, 29.5K)

November 29, 1999
NIF Task Force Review, second meeting, day one (pdf, 206K)

November 30, 1999
NIF Task Force Review, second meeting, day two (pdf, 209K)

December 9, 1999
NRDC comments to NIF Task Force

December 13, 1999
NIF Task Force Review, third meeting (pdf, 240K)

December 14
NRDC letter and memo to Secretary Richardson re: University of California NIF review

January 10, 2000
NIF Task Force Interim Report (pdf, 290K)

Janary 12, 2000
NRDC comments on the NIF Task Force Interim Report

June 2000
When Peer Review Fails: The Roots of the NIF Debacle. A report detailing serious problems with the NIF, including enormous cost overruns as well as the likely inability of the project to achieve fusion ignition.



Other NRDC Resources on Stockpile Stewardship

Correcting the Newspaper of Record about Openness: Letter to the Editor of The New York Times from NRDC's Nuclear Program in Response to "Top Secret; Declassified."

Does the U.S. Science-Based Stockpile Stewardship Program Pose a Proliferation Threat? By Christopher E. Paine and Matthew G. McKinzie. November, 1998. (Print version: $3.00)

End Run: The U.S. Government's Plan for Designing Nuclear Weapons and Simulating Nuclear Explosions under the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. By Christopher E. Paine and Matthew G. McKinzie. August 1997. (Print version: $5.00)

Explosive Alliances: Nuclear Weapons Simulation Research at American Universities. By Matthew G. McKinzie, Thomas B. Cochran and Christopher E. Paine. January 1998. (Print version: $10.00)

Facing Reality: Resuming Nuclear Test Explosions Would Harm U.S. and International Security. (Response to a Cato Institute policy paper.)

The Rise and Fall of the Third ICF Review: A Case Study of Bias and Conflicts of Interest in a National Academy of Sciences Review of the National Ignition Facility. By Thomas B. Cochran and Christopher E. Paine. November 1997. (Print version: $5.00)

Tall Tales of the Test Ban Opposition: A Reply to the September 1999 Letter to Senator Lott from Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Opponents.

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