2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:52:22 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, HEALTH: Idaho National Laboratory accident report
Sobering report places responsibility for plutonium contamination on Idaho lab managers

by Rocky Barker
Idaho Statesman
January 23, 2012

The contamination of 16 workers at the Idaho National Laboratory's Materials Fuels Complex in November shook the nuclear establishment in eastern Idaho to its core.

It appears today that none of the workers are suffering any immediate effects from the uncontrolled release of oxidized plutonium from package of weapons grade plutonium at the retired zero power physics reactor. But the break down in basic safety measures the accident revealed hit the site like nothing seen since the early 1990s.

Now the Department of Energy has released its accident investigation report and the soul searching continues.


For the entire article, see
http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/01/23/rockybarker/ sobering_report_places_responsibility_plutonium_contamination_id

For the official accident report, go to
http://hss.energy.gov/sesa/corporatesafety/aip/docs/accidents/typea/ INL_AI_Report_11-08-2011.pdf


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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