Navy Can’t Guarantee a Safe Nuclear Fleet

Posted July 10, 2014 at 4:55am

“Fighting back at repeated budget cuts to its nuclear power budget requests, two of the US Navy’s top leaders warned Congress on Monday that the cuts can’t go on,” Defense News reports.  

Wrote Adm. Jon Greenert: “This approach is no longer sustainable.”  

“At issue are more proposed cuts to NR’s portion of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) 2015 budget request. NNSA’s budget includes naval reactors, nuclear weapons activities and defense nuclear nonproliferation.”