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Special teams will track levels of plutonium and uranium in air at Los Alamos lab

Published: June 28th, 2011 at 9:28 am ET
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‘Hoping for the best’: Firefighters battle blaze at edge of Los Alamos nuclear complex, MSNBC, June 28, 2011:

N.M. facility calls in teams to track readings that measure levels of plutonium and uranium in the air ‘as a precaution’

[... T]he facility called in special teams to track readings from a network of 60 monitoring stations that measure levels of substances such as plutonium and uranium in the air “as a precaution,” said lab director Charles McMillan. [...]

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico, who was visiting evacuees at the Santa Claran Hotel Casino in Espanola, said “there’s no doubt” the lab stores a variety of hazardous and radioactive materials that “you don’t want to escape in the atmosphere.” But he said he was confident lab and state environmental officials had monitoring systems in place to “evaluate exactly what we’re seeing here.” [...]

Published: June 28th, 2011 at 9:28 am ET
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