2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: marianne.thaeler@sfsierra.sierraclub.org
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 13:09:20 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate salts
Some one  was asking about perchlorate a while back?
See Albuquerque Journal -  Ian Hoffman, Staff Writer
March 25, 2K  Pg E3
"Potential Explosive Builds at LANL"

Seems the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research building relies on network of
fans and filters to draw radioactive materials and chemicals away from
and the publlic. 
If the system had worked as designed, built and equipped in the 1950s with
washdown systems to regularly rise out the ducts, no percholate would
build up
in the ducts. But over 20 years ago the ducts rusted and clogged and were
repaired or replaced. Some emplyees were still performing perchlorate acid
fumining in early 1999. Now the Admin is asking for $14 million to finish 
renovation of the building.
Swabs of the ductwork so far show  perchlorate below the explovive level.

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