Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Los Alamos nuke lab under fire danger


QUOTE: "The fire's leading edge burned to within a few miles (kilometres) of a dump site where some 20,000 barrels of plutonium-contaminated waste is stored at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, fire officials said. Officials for the government-run lab said the stored waste is considered low-level radioactive material and remains a safe distance from the fire in an area cleared of trees and other vegetation.  Carl Beard, director of operations for the lab, said there has been no release of radioactive or hazardous materials into the environment and there was no immediate threat to public safety, "even in these extreme conditions."

Here's hoping for the best, but it's worth keeping an eye on developments down in that area.  Too many recent memories of Fukashima and what's been happening with the flooding in Nebraska to feel completely relaxed about what is occurring.  I'd be interested if any listeners in the area could email me with what's happening on the ground there.  I can be reached at chipmonksurvivalpodcast AT gmail.com .   

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