BLOG purpose

This BLOG is for LLNL present and past employees, friends of LLNL and anyone impacted by the privatization of the Lab to express their opinions and expose the waste, wrongdoing and any kind of injustice against employees and taxpayers by LLNS/DOE/NNSA. The opinions stated are personal opinions. Therefore, The BLOG author may or may not agree with them before making the decision to post them. Opinions not conforming to BLOG rules are deleted. Blog author serves as a moderator. For new topics or suggestions, email jlscoob5@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Congressional hearings on LANL waste drum accident

Congressional hearings on LANL waste drum accident


Also on Friday, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will examine the oversight failures that contributed to a radiological incident that shut down the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in 2014. Investigative reports by the Department of Energy completed this past April have revealed that proper oversight of operations at both Los Alamos National Laboratory and the WIPP site, both in New Mexico, could have prevented the incident and some of its consequences. Resumption of WIPP operations, necessary to dispose of certain waste forms from the nation’s nuclear weapons operations, has been estimated to cost upwards of $500 million. The hearing will also address questions of DOE’s system of oversight for contractors. The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.

http://energycommerce.house.gov/press-release/look-ahead-committee-announces-hearing-schedule-week-june-8

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great witness list...nobody who actually knows anything. perhaps Congress could look into whether the DOE should continue...

Anonymous said...

Wonder when they will hold hearings about the disposition of 34 tons of surplus plutonium that was to feed the MOX plant? So much for contaminated tools, coveralls and stuff that they told the people of New Mexico was the purpose for WIPP.

Anonymous said...

It's ironic that LANS just announced they replicated an exploding drum in Laboratory "juiced" conditions. Just in time for Wallace and McMillan's interviews at the Congressional hearings. The timing of LANS scientific "breakthroughs" is impeccable. LANS will inform Congress of their "greatness" on Friday....to both Congressional members asleep at the table.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I heard Terry Wallace requested that Chavez "juice" these mock experimental drums with HMX-based explosives with a remote detonator. Of course, they exploded!

Anonymous said...

He didn't add HMX-explosives! He only added the detonator! The nitrates with the organic kiddy litter is already an explosive mixture. Get it right!

Anonymous said...

Let's just say those so-called experiments won't have a peer review...fortunately!

Anonymous said...

Let's just say those so-called experiments won't have a peer review...fortunately!

June 13, 2015 at 8:28 AM

Peer review is for science and we no longer do that at the labs.

Blog Archive