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Safety of Los Alamos Nuclear Lab again in question, after 2 more reported incidents

2 more reported incidents at LANL puts safety back into question  http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/2-more-reported-incidents-at-lanl-puts-safety-back-into-question/4612207/ KOB.com Web StaffSeptember 23, 2017  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Workers at Los Alamos National Labs violated safety measures twice last month, according to our partners at the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Both incidents were detailed in a recent report by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

In the first incident, according to the report, workers mishandled plutonium metals. The second incident occurred just 11 days later, when nearly a dozen workers were exposed to particles that caused radioactive contamination to at least one worker.

Safety has become a serious concern at the labs in recent months. In June KOB reported that a watchdog group said key safety inspectors had quit out of frustration

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September 25, 2017 - Posted by | general

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