2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 29 Dec 2005 20:00:54 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] More plutonium exposures at Livermore Lab (CA)
Contractor faulted for accidents at lab 
U.S. blames workers' contamination on sloppy procedures 

Keay Davidson, 
San Francisco Chronicle
December 24, 2005 

Sloppy work practices involving deadly radioactive plutonium stored at
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory compounded a series of accidents
last year that contaminated employees, U.S. Department of Energy
investigators say in a report. 

As a result, the three contract employees who were contaminated might
face a lifetime of special medical scrutiny, acknowledged a spokesman
for the contractor, which the Energy Department has fined for the
contamination incidents. 

Among multiple violations cited by the Energy Department were workers
who blithely continued working with plutonium while emergency alarms
blared around them, warning of a possible contaminant hazard. 


For the entire article, see

Submitted by
Marylia Kelley
Executive Director
Tri-Valley CAREs
(Communities Against a Radioactive Environment)
2582 Old First Street
Livermore, CA USA 94551
(925) 443-7148 - phone
(925) 443-0177 - fax


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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