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Dec. 4 Privatization at the Los Alamos national lab (Podcast)
(2007-12-04)
(KSFR) - -- The question has to be raised - is privatization of the Los Alamos National Lab working?

The lab is planning to get rid of as many as 750 jobs - equal to $100 million off the budget. Perhaps coincidentally that number equals the profit the management company was promised to get for managing the lab under the new privatization set up, plus a good portion of the extra gross receipts sales taxes it has to pay because, unlike the previous contract holder, it is a for-profit partnership.

We put the question to New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman - is privatization of the lab working?

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