|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 19 Dec 2008 09:39:19 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BERYLLIUM: Toxic dust at Livermore Labs (CA)|
Livermore Lab Workers May Be Exposed To Toxic Dust Anna Werner KPIX TV-5 News (San Francisco) December 19, 2008 LIVERMORE (CBS 5) -Officials with the Lawrence Livermore Lab are looking into a potential hidden danger: hundreds of workers have been possibly exposed to a toxic metal dust.
"It was hard," said Joyce Brooks, talking about the loss of her husband to beryllium poisoning. "I have anger," she said. Carl Brooks came straight from the Air Force to work at Livermore Labs in the 1950's. For the next 30 years, he machined parts out of the lightweight metal beryllium.
"The dust was very toxic," she said. "And they did not have much protection except a paper mask." Eventually it destroyed his lungs. Carl Brooks died in 2000.
"His life was taken because of his work, and his loyalty to the lab," she said.
... For the entire story, see http://cbs5.com/local/llnl.toxic.dust.2.890949.html -- 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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