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

  • cossack55

    Of course the scumbag is confidant. His owners told him he was confidant. 1793 is lookin better all the time.

  • maaa

    Doesn’t sound good.

  • radegan

    Now are those 60 detectors the same kind that got removed from Boise?

    • risabee risabee

      Tweet, 4:35 pst: BeverlyAllen2‎ RT @BryantFurlow: Heard repeatedly that EPA air rad monitoring crews were in Los Alamos. But Guardsmen, firefighters and I saw none of ’em. #nmfire

      Not proof but notable

  • Darth

    Sound promising. We will know exactly how FUKU’ed we will all be.

    “he was confident lab and state environmental officials had monitoring systems in place to “evaluate exactly what we’re seeing here.””

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Read a piece the other day that quoted Eisenhower and the build up since his warning. No one listened to him and the rest is history.
    Heads up
    Rense had a expert on his radio show who said the Northern Hemisphere will be uninhabitable in 10 years. No link. HP regular gave a recap. We are TOAST.

  • Darth

    “We are burnt TOAST.”

  • SteveMT

    Pre-failure of the system confidence is a rampant infectious disease among nuclear plant spokespersons, experts, and politicians.

  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    “monitoring systems in place”

    Yeah, like really accurately knowing how fast the plane you are on is going down in flames!!!!
    Or your AIDS viral load.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Not forgotten HERE. So much INFORMATION these days, on Reactors here…mind blowing every morning.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    How can they track by air when: All aircraft have been grounded due to high winds: Los Alamos Fire Chief

    Has that now been changed?

  • CaliMom

    If those plutonium ‘pup-tents’ get incinerated, at what point do you think the public will be informed?? Dear God, this is truly a living nightmare. What is GOING ON?? Yikes!

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Monitoring is for the government’s purposes only..the people will be misinformed or uninformed.

  • ocifferdave

    Those workers at the Lab trying to protect our euphoria inducing plutonium products are invincible if they remember to implement the Happy Happy Joy Joy Principle.

    • radegan

      Please be so good as to include the genius behind this – Dr. Yamashita and the Yamashita Effect. We really need to make this guy famous for his contributions.

  • The less people know about how sausages and nuclear plants are made, the better they’ll sleep at night

  • Ariana

    This is like a very promiscuous person saying: “Don’t worry, I won’t get HIV. I get tested all the time!” Testing doesn’t prevent the disease; it only let’s you know that you are infected. Then, it’s too late.

  • hikerchick

    An interesting article on how the human cell takes in plutonium and how this info could lead to treatment to rid the body of this toxin.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110628p2a00m0na006000c.html

    This news source also has lots of articles on Fukushima.

    I have been a ‘lurker’ on enenews since I discovered it weeks and weeks ago and am SO grateful for this site. Had a bit of a panic when it disappeared this past weekend. Thanks to all who are so informed and sharing…you ARE appreciated!!