|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 22 Jun 2008 13:54:22 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: 2007 Fire at Oak Ridge (TN) Y-12 Plant|
Y-12 chief gives details of 2007 fire Uranium particles from fire spread via building's air system By Frank Munger Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) June 22, 2008OAK RIDGE - The small uranium fire extinguished itself within a matter of seconds March 15, 2007. But there were signs of broader concern when a radiation alarm went off in another area of the large building where warhead parts are assembled and taken apart.
"That really was the clue that there was a continuing issue," said Jim Barker, radiological control chief at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.
As it turned out, 111 workers at the Oak Ridge plant received internal radiation doses from the uranium fire.
...The NNSA's report, released last week, emphasized the seriousness of the 2007 incident, which got little attention at the time.
... For the entire article, see http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jun/22/y-12-chief-gives-details-of-2007-fire/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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