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U.S. Eyes Security Reforms for Nuclear Sites

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U.S. Eyes Security Reforms for Nuclear Sites

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U.S. Eyes Security Reforms for Nuclear Sites

U.S. Eyes Security Reforms for Nuclear Sites

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Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham says he is considering major security reforms at the nation's nuclear weapons facilities — including creation of a new federal police force and consolidation of stocks of plutonium and uranium. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, critics have questioned whether such facilities are sufficiently protected against terrorism. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.