The 2030 deadline set by the U.S. government to resume and ramp up production of the plutonium cores used in the nation´s nuclear arsenal is nothing short of challenging, but the head of the National Nuclear Security Administration said Wednesday she´s confident her agency can do it. Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty spoke with The Associated Press during a stop in New Mexico. The visit coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test, which marked the world´s first atomic explosion. Gordon-Hagerty said much has been learned since 1945 but the fortitude of the agency´s workforce remains as pressure mounts to finish multibillion-dollar construction projects in New Mexico and South Carolina necessary for the plutonium production mission along with extensive training for technicians and other workers.
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