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NEW MEXICO SAYS 57 NUKE CONTAINERS COULD BE THREAT
AP ^ | 5/19/14 | JERI CLAUSING

Posted on 05/20/2014 5:54:58 AM PDT by Kartographer

Los Alamos National Laboratory packed 57 barrels of nuclear waste with a type of kitty litter believed to have caused a radiation leak at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump, posing a potentially "imminent" and "substantial" threat to public health and the environment, New Mexico officials said Monday.

State Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn issued a formal order giving the lab two days to submit a plan for securing the waste containers, many of which are likely stored outdoors on the lab's northern New Mexico campus or at temporary site in west Texas.

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TOPICS: Government; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: lanl; losalamos; radiation; wipp
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Should have used Fresh Step?
1 posted on 05/20/2014 5:54:58 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

New Mexico Ping!


2 posted on 05/20/2014 5:55:43 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

One for each state!


3 posted on 05/20/2014 6:00:16 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Kartographer

Tidy Cat!


4 posted on 05/20/2014 6:01:52 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Kartographer
many of which are likely stored outdoors on the lab's northern New Mexico campus or at temporary site in west Texas.

If in west Texas, it's none of their business.

5 posted on 05/20/2014 6:14:34 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Kartographer
Los Alamos National Laboratory packed 57 barrels of nuclear waste with a type of kitty litter believed to have caused a radiation leak at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump, posing a potentially "imminent" and "substantial" threat to public health and the environment, New Mexico officials said Monday.

If written eight years ago, that sentence would have read "at the Bush Administration's troubled nuclear waste dump."

6 posted on 05/20/2014 6:15:50 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Kartographer

Just shit it to:
HELLO KITTY
FUKASHIMA, JAPAN


7 posted on 05/20/2014 6:16:35 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (It’s 2014 and muslims still own and profit from slavery and selling slaves.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Just ship it to:
HELLO KITTY
FUKASHIMA, JAPAN


8 posted on 05/20/2014 6:17:02 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (It’s 2014 and muslims still own and profit from slavery and selling slaves.)
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To: BuffaloJack

That’s what kitty litter is designed to surround!!


9 posted on 05/20/2014 6:20:12 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Kartographer
Switched from clay-based to wheat-based absorbent. More details here:
Absorbent Used in Kitty Litter May Be Cause of Radiation Leaks at WIPP
10 posted on 05/20/2014 6:22:28 AM PDT by Cooter
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It sounds like a plot for a bad 1950's monster movie:

"An ordinary house-cat wanders into a nuclear storage facility and uses the cat box, but this is no ordinary cat box, it's really a box of highly radioactive cat litter. Now the country is threatened by 200 foot MEGA-CAT and her litter of glowing RAD-KITTENS. IN 3-D!

11 posted on 05/20/2014 6:34:28 AM PDT by apillar
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To: umgud

There’s a regional compact regarding radioactive materials among several states out here. Ran into it when I was trying to get rid of some cobalt sources.


12 posted on 05/20/2014 6:35:45 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kartographer

We need to find out who made the decision to switch products.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 6:38:44 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman
...EnergySolutions, a Salt Lake City-based company hired to package radioactive waste at LANL into containers for shipment to the WIPP, switched from using a clay-based absorbent in the storage drums to a wheat-based mixture.
14 posted on 05/20/2014 6:41:02 AM PDT by Cooter
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The reason for the compacts is that federal law requires each state have a plan to deal with rad waste, but most states don’t have rad waste disposal facilities and must enter compacts with states that do. I don’t know if this gives NM in this case jusriditction over material that is already out of state........ it might.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 6:41:11 AM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

Don’t know, but the NM Radiation Dept is actually pretty good to deal with. They never went “full bureaucrat” on me, but always explained the easiest way to deal with the regs.


16 posted on 05/20/2014 6:43:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kartographer

I;m calling BS on this. Fukashima radiation circles the globe once every 40 days and we are getting it.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 6:55:29 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Kartographer

Kitty.

Litter.

.

Considered a solution by our best and brightest.

We are so screwed.


18 posted on 05/20/2014 6:57:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

But wheat is so “organic” ( ; )

Yeah....screwed. PERIOD


19 posted on 05/20/2014 7:25:36 AM PDT by DavidLSpud (Rest In Peace .)
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To: Cooter

Thanks for info.


20 posted on 05/20/2014 7:34:11 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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