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BREAKING NEWS: Chance of earthquake threatens plutonium stores

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By The Staff

In an unusually blistering recommendation, an independent federal safety monitor for the nuclear weapons complex expressed concerns about potential consequences of an earthquake at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Continuing a theme that has reappeared regularly in the reports and correspondence of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, the board said it had identified a need to execute both immediate and long-term action that can reduce the risk posed by a seismic event at the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The risk is a fire that the board believes could cause a massive radioactive release offsite that could be hundreds of times greater than DOE guidlines allow.

 

Read more in Wednesday's Monitor...