Stuff I wrote elsewhere: more on the B61

Forgot to blog earlier in the week, a frustratingly inconclusive newspaper piece on the reasons behind the rising cost of refurbishing the US stockpile of B61 bombs:

Is Sandia National Laboratories to blame for cost overruns in the multibillion-dollar effort to refurbish the U.S. arsenal of B61 nuclear bombs?

A December 2011 evaluation by the National Nuclear Security Administration, the federal agency that oversees Sandia’s work, suggests the answer is, at least in part, “yes.”

But experts say decisions made across the nuclear weapons enterprise seem also to have played a role, that there is blame to go around for a project that members of Congress say has increased from $4 billion to at least $8 billion in estimated cost.


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  1. Dear jfleck,

    My name is Chase LanCarte and I am the Business Editor of the Texas Wesleyan Journal of Real Property Law.

    The Journal is hosting a water law symposium on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Because the Journal feels that your readers would be interested in learning about our symposium, I am writing to request an announcement be made on your blog.

    We would like the announcement to read:

    Texas Wesleyan Journal of Real Property Law Presents
    Symposium on Securing Water Supplies for the Future: Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities
    November 9, 2012 ? 8:30am-4:00pm?Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX
    The drought of 2012 was the widest water scarcity event in the United States in over a half-century. Gripping more than one-half of the continental US, the drought has taken a tremendous toll on agriculture, municipal water supplies, multiple industries, and the environment. As people and communities continue to reel from the heat and aridity, they are asking “how can we secure our water supply for our future?”
    On November 9, 2012, the Texas Wesleyan Journal of Real Property Law will seek to address this question when it hosts the symposium: Securing Water Supplies for the Future: Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities. The one-day event will focus on legal and policy issues related to local, regional, and national water scarcity challenges. Essays and papers presented at the symposium will be published in the Journal’s spring 2013 issue. For more information about our symposium, please visit

    Kindest Regards,

    Chase LanCarte
    Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
    Candidate for Juris Doctor, May 2013
    Texas Wesleyan Journal of Real Property Law, Business Editor

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