LOS ALAMOS WORKERS CONTAMINATED; REGULATORS YAWN

Workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have been contaminated with radioactive material at least twenty-one times in recent months, Energy Daily reports. But Department of Energy (DOE) officials won't be investigating the incidents, like they would ordinarily.To DOE enforcement bigwig Stephen Sohinki, the "personal commitment" of Lab director Pete Nanos "to the implementation of comprehensive corrective actions" makes the repeated contaminations excusable.In May, workers were hit with radioactive tritium while removing copper piping in Los Alamos' Ion Beam facility. Fifteen similar incidents have been reported.At one unidentified section of the Lab "elevated airborne radioactivity levels were found six times in the first half of the year, all of which resulted in personnel and room contamination.Click here for more Defense Tech coverage of the troubled nuclear lab.(via Global Security Newswire)

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