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Saturday, December 26, 2015

LANL Reports More Safety Lapses at Waste Sites

By Rebecca Moss, The New Mexican

Thousands of mislabeled waste containers, missing safety equipment and a broken emergency alarm system were among the more than 400 hazardous waste permit violations that Los Alamos National Laboratory listed in a report to the state this week.

The report, submitted annually to the Waste Management Bureau of the New Mexico Environment Department, largely characterized the violations as “inconsistencies” in record-keeping and labeling. However, it is the latest in a series of reports revealing a culture of negligence and lax safety protocols at the lab and follows a February 2014 radiation leak that shut down the nuclear waste storage facility in Southern New Mexico after a mislabeled and mishandled LANL drum burst there.

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/lanl-reports-more-safety-lapses-at-waste-sites/article_d0cd5f20-c168-5e7d-b4f4-a69a7299d9a7.html
December 25, 2015 at 2:30 AM
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Anonymous:
"Culture". You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"It's the same old day-in and day-out safety and security issues at Los Alamos"

Dr. Vic Reis, Former Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs, DP-1

Informing the DOE Science and Engineering Council, 1997

Anonymous said...

Broken record

Anonymous said...

Vic Reis never existed

Anonymous said...

Vic Reis never existed

December 26, 2015 at 9:49 PM

Master mind and curator of Science-based Stockpile Stewardship and the National Ignition Facility.

Anonymous said...

Master mind and curator of Science-based Stockpile Stewardship and the National Ignition Facility.

December 27, 2015 at 9:41 AM

At least one of his masterpieces was a success.

Anonymous said...

"series of reports revealing a culture of negligence and lax safety protocols at the lab"

How can self reporting be defined as a culture of neglect and lax safety protocols? Across the DOE complex there is a significant backlog in maintenance. Budgets continue to be strained, people overworked and managers unwilling to show leadership. Yet the mission gets done by people who understand and accept the risks, run by for profit companies that do not share in the outcome and self sacrifice, and public servants who do not understand the work or even support the mission.

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