The Honorable Linton Brooks
National Nuclear Security Administration
Dear Ambassador Brooks:
A request for an extension should have been delivered in time to act on it before the initial due date. In addition, the due date, after extending the reporting requirement an additional 30 days, has now passed.
It is imperative that NNSA respond promptly to safety-related issues. The Board’s initial letter was prompted, in part, because WETF continues to operate months after a study, forwarded to NNSA by LANL, identified that the lightning protection system could not perform its credited safety function.
The Board does not agree to any extension of the original commitment date and requests that the report be completed and delivered as soon as possible.
John T. Conway
c: Mr. Ralph E. Erickson
Mr. Mark B. Whitaker, Jr.