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Suing the Government for Information
Today, Tri-Valley CAREs filed a lawsuit in Federal Court for the Northern District of California against the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration for failures to comply with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with respect to four outstanding FOIA requests.

The information requested is time sensitive and crucial to our mission. In some cases we have been waiting up to four years for responses. The requested information includes:

- Plutonium use in Livermore Lab's National Ignition Facility;

- Management of Livermore Lab and Site 300's High-Risk Excess Facilities, which pose a risk to the public;

- Details of the Agencies' plans to meet their plutonium pit manufacturing requirements, which might include work at Livermore Lab;

- And, details of an improper Anthrax shipment to Livermore Lab's bio facilities.

We will update this blog with the progress in our lawsuit and any important information learned.

Click here to read our Complaint.

Click here to read our Press Release.