KRQE: Udall pushes oversight for labs, NNSA

The U.S. Senate has approved a move to reform oversight of the nation’s nuclear facilities including Los Alamos and Sandia national labs.

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., creates an advisory panel to oversee the National Nuclear Security Administration.

It comes following major management issues, cost overruns and security breaches involving NNSA facilities.

Last month three members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory security forces team were fired because they allowed unauthorized people onto the shooting range.