Pantex http://hppr.org en "The Last of the Big Dogs” is dismantled and resting in the Freedom Museum http://hppr.org/post/last-big-dogs-dismantled-and-resting-freedom-museum <p></p><p>“The Last of the Big Dogs” has been dismantled, and now sits in the Freedom Museum in Pampa, Texas.&nbsp; Disassembly workers at Pantex dubbed the B53 uranium bomb.&nbsp; It’s a megaton-class, weighed about 10,000 pounds and is about the size of a minivan according to a recent article from the <a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2014-07-23/atomic-relic-display-pampa">Amarillo Globe-News.</a></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 35013 at http://hppr.org "The Last of the Big Dogs” is dismantled and resting in the Freedom Museum Pantex: Water and Soil Cleanup Efforts Appear to Be Working http://hppr.org/post/pantex-water-and-soil-cleanup-efforts-appear-be-working <p></p><p>Pantex is the nation’s only plant for assembling and disassembling nuclear weapons.&nbsp; The plant was added to the national Superfund cleanup list because of past site practices of burning chemicals in unlined pits, burying waste in unlined landfills, and discharging waste into on-site surface waters known as playa lakes in 1994. &nbsp;The first five year review of the site was recently completed, and it appears efforts to clean up soil and groundwater contamination have been effective <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_24914369/review-sites-groundwater-soil-cleanup-working">according to The San Jose Mercury News</a>.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26958 at http://hppr.org Pantex: Water and Soil Cleanup Efforts Appear to Be Working Carson County, Texas: What does Pantex Do? http://hppr.org/post/carson-county-texas-what-does-pantex-do <p></p><p>The Carson County Pantex plant, located in the Texas Panhandle, is where the nation&rsquo;s nuclear weapons are dismantled or modified.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 22630 at http://hppr.org Carson County, Texas: What does Pantex Do? Pantex: New Industry Financed Wind Farm Breaks Ground http://hppr.org/post/pantex-new-industry-financed-wind-farm-breaks-ground <p></p><p>Ground was broken on the largest federally owned wind farm in the nation on Tuesday at the Pantex Plant near Amarillo reported the <a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-08-13/pantex-project-taps-wind-major-electricity-source"><strong>Amarillo Globe-News</strong></a>.&nbsp; Officials from the National Nuclear Security Administration, Texas Tech University, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency and contractor Siemens Government Technologies were present.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 20236 at http://hppr.org Pantex: New Industry Financed Wind Farm Breaks Ground