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Newsletter Leaks Nuclear Secrets

Nice work, federal government: “The federal government mistakenly made public a 266-page report, its pages marked ‘highly confidential,’ that gives detailed information about hundreds of the nation’s civilian nuclear sites and programs, including maps showing the precise locations of stockpiles of fuel for nuclear weapons,” reports The New York Times. The document, which is confidential but not classified, was published on the Government Printing Office website. Several experts tell the Times that the screw-up is no big deal, but another says the info “can provide thieves or terrorists inside information that can help them seize the material, which is why that kind of data is not given out.”