|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:00:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Walter Reed Army Hospital exposures (DC)|
Walter Reed patients, staff may have been exposed to radiation in May By Christian Davenport Washington Post August 26, 2010Two packages of radioactive material sat under a counter in the main lobby of Walter Reed Army Medical Center for 44 hours, possibly exposing patients and staff to elevated radiation, according to an investigation by federal regulators.
The packages were delivered May 1 to the hospital's concierge, who stored them under the counter, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The intended recipient, the hospital's administrative officer, didn't locate the package until the next Monday, two days later. An NRC spokesman said that the agency is not aware of anyone being harmed.
... For the entire article, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/25/AR2010082505823.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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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