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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Feds say LANL Failed to Track Toxic Beryllium

Feds say LANL Failed to Track Toxic Beryllium

By Rebecca Moss | The New Mexican Feb 23, 2018 

Federal officials say Los Alamos National Laboratory failed to keep track of a toxic metal, potentially exposing an unknown number of workers to serious health consequences.

The failure to adequately track beryllium — a substance used in nuclear weapons production and of which small amounts can cause lung disease and cancer — violates federal regulations put in place to prevent worker overexposure, according to a report released this week by the Energy Department’s inspector general.


http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/feds-say-lanl-failed-to-track-toxic-beryllium/article_30900b79-4331-568a-a3dc-7d03ad5e25a6.html

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could this be the next $100M screw up by LANL?

Anonymous said...

No. (Deleted 3 times. Simple question, simple answer, but Scooby can't handle that?) Please explain how that violates the rules?????

Anonymous said...

Beryllium is a controlled substance under OSHA Subpart Z and thus also DOE 851. IF the Lab failed to properly control it and workers exposure to it then yes, the Lab (DOE/NNSA and contractor (LANS)) could be open to multi-million dollar lawsuits and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

Anonymous said...

"If...then. And if...then...could..." Hardly a convincing argument.

Anonymous said...

The Laboratory has never properly controlled beryllium. There ARE multiple, multi-million dollar lawsuits and claims against them. Most of them are won with plaintiffs on their death beds. Go LANS!

Anonymous said...

So all these lawsuits that "ARE" against them "are won"??? Prescient much?

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