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Weapons facility is debated

...years that the federal government has proposed a plutonium factory at SRS. In 2003, it hatched a plan for a "modern pit facility" that would have constructed 400 plutonium pits per year. Plans for that facility have been scrapped, and some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2006-11-10/weapons-facility-debated
Metro | Aiken County Council | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
SRS vies for weapons center

...conduct research, development and production to modernize the country's nuclear arsenal. Designs do not include a modern pit facility, a factory that was proposed in 2004 to produce more than 400 plutonium pits for weapons annually, said Tom D'Agostino...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2006-10-20/srs-vies-weapons-center
Metro | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Study backs SRS goal

...of the proposed $4 billion Modern Pit Facility, a factory Savannah River...work, you need to build the Modern Pit Facility somewheres, and we think SRS...While the decision to build a Modern Pit Facility is on political hold, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/08/bus_442133.shtml
Business | Savannah River Site
SRS takes hit in proposed 2006 budget

...details on the fate of several other projects considered essential to future jobs at SRS, including the proposed Modern Pit Facility, which would manufacture new triggers for nuclear weapons and money for the Savannah River National Laboratory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/08/met_442161.shtml
Metro | Savannah River Site
Bodman and SRS

...Savannah River Site. Currently some of the more promising new missions for the sharply downsized SRS, such as the Modern Pit Facility and the MOX plant, are on hold. But one area in which SRS expertise could play a pivotal role for a problem-solver...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/16/edi_437289.shtml
Editorials | Savannah River Site
SRS contractor considers Los Alamos role

...feet of new labs. Such clout could be crucial to SRS' hopes to win new projects, such as the 1,500-employee Modern Pit Facility, a proposed nuclear trigger factory that has been stalled by congressional budget critics. Washington Group's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/03/bus_436146.shtml
Business | Savannah River Site
Change in bill allows SRS lab more funding

...as 1,500 new jobs to the site received only $7 million, less than half of what was hoped for. The proposed Modern Pit Facility is a nuclear trigger factory for atomic weapons, but the project has been sharply criticized by congressional budget...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/24/met_435380.shtml
Metro | Savannah River Site
MOX is back in Capitol budget

...Laboratory was not restored in the final spending bill. And SRS supporters will have to wait on a decision about the Modern Pit Facility, a $4 billion plant that would remanufacture plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. The bill included a stipulation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/23/met_435282.shtml
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field | Savannah River Site
Official's tour of SRS is strategy to restore cuts

...upgrade the newly-named Savannah River National Laboratory to full status and cutting all money for the proposed Modern Pit Facility, a factory that would build new triggers for nuclear weapons. Mr. Hobson was extended an invitation to tour the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/28/met_432641.shtml
Metro | Savannah River Site
Gap in funding doesn't dissuade Wilson rivals

...President Reagan's administration, Mr. Wilson vows to join SRS' supporters to fight for new missions such as the Modern Pit Facility, a trigger factory for nuclear weapons, and full funding for the newly named Savannah River National Laboratory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/17/met_431527.shtml
Metro | Savannah River Site