House Energy Committee presses DOE on nuclear security

An August 2012 DOE Inspector General report found “multiple system failures on several levels” allowed three trespassers who “defaced the building” to approach Y-12 undetected.

The lawmakers requested information on how the DOE was addressing security issues at nuclear facilities. The committee is planning a March 13 Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on the subject.

Letter signatories include full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), ranking member Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Vice Chairwoman Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnA guide to the committees: House Latino entrepreneurs need federal protection from pyramid schemes Overnight Tech: GOP split on net neutrality strategy | Trump's phone worries Dems | Bill in the works on self-driving cars MORE (R-Tenn.), Oversight and Investigations subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), subcommittee ranking member Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and subcommittee Vice Chairman Michael BurgessMichael BurgessA guide to the committees: House Overnight Healthcare: Trump officials weigh fate of birth control mandate | House, DOJ seek delay in ObamaCare lawsuit Top lawmakers from both parties: 'Vaccines save lives' MORE (R-Texas).