© 2023 All Rights reserved WUSF
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

U.S. Eyes Security Reforms for Nuclear Sites

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham says he is considering major security reforms at the nation's nuclear weapons facilities -- including creation of a new federal police force and consolidation of stocks of plutonium and uranium. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, critics have questioned whether such facilities are sufficiently protected against terrorism. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.

Copyright 2004 NPR

David Kestenbaum
David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.
WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.