2011 nuclear near-miss at Los Alamos

2011, Los Alamos, at a for-profit nuclear lab:
“Technicians settled on what seemed like a surefire way to win praise from their bosses: In a hi-tech testing and manufacturing building pivotal to sustaining America’s nuclear arsenal, they gathered eight rods painstakingly crafted out of plutonium, and positioned them side-by-side on a table to photograph how nice they looked.”

via A near-disaster at a nuclear weapons lab takes toll on America’s arsenal (2017) | Hacker News