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U.S. Eyes Security Reforms for Nuclear Sites

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham says he is considering major security reforms at the nation's nuclear weapons facilities -- including creation of a new federal police force and consolidation of stocks of plutonium and uranium. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, critics have questioned whether such facilities are sufficiently protected against terrorism. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.

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David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.