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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Blunders at LANL

Investigation reveals that fire was preventable if LANL had just followed the rules

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/corrective-actions-at-lanl-fail-to-prevent-fire-at-lab/article_19d37b31-219a-5620-954c-a62fa9620d2a.html



ABQ paper on continuing safety lapses at Los Alamos


Los Alamos National Security LLC, the corporation contracted by the federal National Nuclear Security Administration to run Los Alamos National Laboratory, seems incapable of providing the degree of safety the nation’s premiere nuclear lab requires.

Fortunately, the NNSA has opted against renewing the corporation’s multibillion-dollar contract beyond 2018 and released its draft request for proposals to manage the lab last month.

LANL’s oversight problems – ranging from a kitty litter packaging error that shut down the nation’s only permanent nuclear waste repository for nearly three years to improperly shipping nuclear material to other federal facilities by commercial cargo plane – continue.

https://www.abqjournal.com/1043660/safety-breaches-at-lanl-keep-coming-to-light.html

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the thread headline needs to be corrected. Should be "LANL"??

Anonymous said...

Woke!

Anonymous said...

You guys do know Livermore, Ca and Los Alamos,NM are different places right? Even though they both do start with an L.. .

Anonymous said...

Other than the fact that the two articles each deal with chronic failures at Los Alamos, they have little in common. No reason why they are posted together in the same thread. No reason why they are labeled Livermore and not Los Alamos. No reason at all.

Anonymous said...

The fire was preventable if LANL had just followed the rules, but getting LANL to follow the rules has been the challenge for more than 20 years. Why should it change now?

Anonymous said...

Too many after hour(or perhaps on hour)beer swillin' party's in the canyon!

Anonymous said...

Too many after hour(or perhaps on hour)beer swillin' party's in the canyon!

August 6, 2017 at 1:40 PM

Bullshit troll crap!

Anonymous said...

What do you expect from Jeff Yarbrough and his Cracker Jack management team! Here is hoping that they all depart when the contract changes. Now that will be a reason to go down into the canyons and drink beer for hours on end.

Anonymous said...

While I agree that management is ridiculous at LANL, some of these workers are either dumb or lazy to put themselves in these situations.

Anonymous said...

The fire was preventable if LANL had just followed the rules, but getting LANL to follow the rules has been the challenge for more than 20 years. Why should it change now?

August 6, 2017 at 11:56 AM


Good question. Indeed, why change at all? The consequences to the employees have been rather mild for the failures. LANL employees have not yet seen the benefit to following the rules, precisely because they have not yet felt the impact of having behaving poorly.

Anonymous said...

Looking beyond grammar, 10:09AM, spot on....

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