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Monday, March 17, 2008  
Changes Coming to Livermore Lab

Published In: KCBS

LIVERMORE, Calif. (KCBS) -- Department of Energy officials this week are coming to Alameda County to explain their plans to streamline the nation's nuclear-weapons program. The changes could mean staff reductions at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

But lab critics say the reliable replacement warhead program could lead to an arms race.

"We're going to be recommending that Livermore Lab could have a wonderful future as a green lab, as a laboratory dedicated to solving problems like global warming," said Marylia Kelley with the anti-nuclear proliferation group Tri-Valley CARE's.

The first public hearing on the proposals will be held Tuesday evening in Tracy. There will also be two meetings on Wednesday in Livermore.

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