List of Nuclear Sites Released in Flub

June 3, 2009

News media June 3, 2009, were full of stories about the accidental publication of a list of U.S. nuclear sites declared to the International Atomic Energy Agency to fulfill treaty requirements. Many of those stories said that the Government Printing Office web site had taken the publication down after discovery of the mistake. The information is not classified and is published as a Congressional document.

Few of the accounts mention that the entire report is still available on the site of the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy. At least it was as of the WatchDog's e-press time. Steve Aftergood, editor of Secrecy News scooped all the big media with a June 1 story.