By Peter O'Dowd
Laramie, WY – The Idaho National Laboratory says it is prepared to meet any credible threat of terrorism, despite criticism that it is falling behind on updated security measures.
A spokesman for the lab says the facility is increasing heavy-weapons fire power, boosting the number of guards, and implementing advanced training for protective forces. The spokesman says many of the upgrades require new technology and construction, which has contributed to a four-year delay.
A government report released in July shows that work at the lab 90 miles from Jackson will not be complete until 2013. The Department of Energy is working toward meeting stricter security standards at several of the nation's nuclear laboratories.