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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Doublespeak from LANL Director in public meeting on safety

'Asked by the board if issues regarding whistleblower protections and workers’ concerns reporting problems at the lab had been addressed, lab Director Charlie McMillan said, “I won’t say it has been fixed or unfixed — our performance is on a continuum and we are set about to improve it.” '

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/at-forum-lanl-officials-admit-to-struggling-with-safety-issues/article_0624660d-c992-5073-8fae-68cfe2f7ce6c.html

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

What has been fixed on this LANS continuum over the last ~5 years?

Anonymous said...

What has been fixed on this LANS continuum over the last ~5 years?

March 26, 2016 at 4:03 PM

What has been fixed? some banks account you fool, Bechtel, PADS and ADS made some good money off the suckers of of the United States. The mission space has changed, you change with it and you can get rich, don't change and get laid to waste. I bet you are one of the pathetic fool that believes in right and wrong. Sure LANS "may" be gone in 2-3 years but someone else with some savvy is going to come along and get rich off this, grow up and adapt, get rich, if not shut up and admire those who can. Way of the new world baby. The mission is money, what else could it be?

Anonymous said...

I bet you are one of the pathetic fool that believes in right and wrong.

March 27, 2016 at 1:50 PM

Such a noble, humble sentiment on this Easter Sunday. And what a touching tribute to your mother and father. I wonder if they are aware of how badly they failed as parents.

Anonymous said...

To 4:03 PM What a negative post, I only hope that on this Easter Sunday you find some peace in your life.

Anonymous said...

Calling someone a fool for asking a question, is not a very positive nor helpful response. Maybe you are more of a problem at LANL, then the PADs with large salaries !

Anonymous said...

Calling someone a fool for asking a question, is not a very positive nor helpful response. Maybe you are more of a problem at LANL, then the PADs with large salaries !

March 27, 2016 at 6:14 PM

I am actually trying to help these people. So many of the folks at LANL have clung to this silly idea that there is a mission, intrinsic value, and wider use for LANL. As long you believe in that you will achieve your true potential and may be unhappy. Since the the contract change LANL is about making money. Play along and you make make good money for very little work. It has been so good for so long for so many people that I just do not see we can go back to a non-profit mode, so for profit we will stay. If you really want to serve the nation that is fine but do not fool yourself, LANS does not believe in this, the next for profit contractor will not believe in this, the state of New Mexico who gets the gross receipts tax does not believe in this and if you look at the hours people work many of your co-workers they do not believe this either. All you have to do is listen to the leaders at LANL and you will get this message loud and clear. If ever get a chance to talk some of these people in a candid private you they will jus say it out and out. They set the tone and the lab follows and yes they think you are fools on this they are very clear. Just look at the Physics Today article if you do not believe me. Of course this is not every leader but enough.

Anonymous said...

It is easy to postulate a world that conforms to your own pre-existing biases. It is also insane.

Anonymous said...

As citizens and taxpayers we have to try for a non-profit model. Also if you live around these labs you have to hope for more responsible management. What if that WIPP barrel had blown up before shipment? Are we to abandon the towns as well as all hope?

Anonymous said...

If you are referring to a world or thought process where there is no right or wrong just winners and losers you are correct. It is insane and a slippery slope to lawlessness.

Anonymous said...

What if that WIPP barrel had blown up before shipment?

March 28, 2016 at 12:23 PM

The minor release of radioactivity would have been detected immediately and contained very quickly. And by the way, the barrel didn't "blow up," internal pressure simply caused the lid to unseal and partially open. It wasn't even enough to completely remove the lid. Get a grip.

Anonymous said...

This is why so few people trust the LANL people handling this waste.

Anonymous said...

This is why so few people trust the LANL people handling this waste.

March 28, 2016 at 8:28 PM


Why? Because they won't buy into the uneducated hysteria? Because they insist on the truth instead of the anti-nuclear hype? Because they actually know what happened instead of believing the garbage coming out of the Santa Fe special interest groups? By the way, I notice you didn't attempt to refute any of the poster's statememts.

Anonymous said...

'lab Director Charlie McMillan said, “I won’t say it has been fixed or unfixed — our performance is on a continuum and we are set about to improve it.” '

This makes no sense whatsoever. Looks like all those weekend leadership seminars forgot to train Charlie how to speak in understandable terms.

Anonymous said...

It was not Charlie. It was Rick Kasich, Bechtel Deputy, formerly of Hanford.

Anonymous said...

LANL good, Bechtel bad.

Anonymous said...

Same stupid comment.

Anonymous said...

LANL scientits need to be crushed by the rightest Gods against culture. Culture is the enemy, brutality is the the cure. Bechtel is bad because Bechtel is weak. Death to LANL, death to culture long live the new flesh!

Anonymous said...

To the last, I grapple with LANL
From Hell's heart, I stab at LANL;
For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at LANL.

If one good thing in all my life I did for LANL,
I do repent it from my very soul.”

Anonymous said...

LANL scientits need to be crushed by the rightest Gods against culture. Culture is the enemy, brutality is the the cure.

March 29, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Wow. I guess you meant "righteous" except you didn't know how to spell it. But I guess you truly do mean "brutality is the the cure," you fascist pig. We killed Mussolini and Hitler, we will kill Drumpf. You are next, fascist pig. To kill brutality, we need to kill the brutes who intend to carry it out. Freedom is not free.

Anonymous said...

March 29, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Ed Grothus, is that you??

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