Tool Thefts from Lab ‘Hot Zones’ Raise Concerns About Security, Health Risks
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:00 pm | Updated: 12:15 am, Wed Dec 17, 2014.
By Patrick Malone, The New Mexican
that may have been exposed to radioactive contamination vanished from a
secure area of Los Alamos National Laboratory earlier this year in a
series of thefts that raise questions about lab security.
May and August, the lab reported tools stolen on at least three
occasions from Technical Area 54, the largest waste disposal zone on the
lab’s sprawling hilltop campus. LANL holds more than 100 contaminated
sites from years of storing waste generated during development of
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