|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:53:19 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BERYLLIUM: Bannister Federal Complex, Missouri|
Two reports look at beryllium contamination at Bannister complex By KAREN DILLON Kansas City Star January 22, 2011Part of the Bannister Federal Complex is contaminated by beryllium that was used to make parts for nuclear bombs, according to a report obtained by The Kansas City Star.
But federal officials aren’t saying what that means.It could mean that beryllium dust falls within federal safety standards - or that workers are being exposed to hazardous levels of beryllium, a highly toxic metal.
The internal report by a consultant does not detail the level of contamination in the 230,000-square-foot area of the plant, which has been the focus of growing alarm over pollution and worker health.
Yet another recent report, this one from a federal health office, raises even more concern about contamination levels. According to the report, an unusually high number of Kansas City plant workers have become ill from exposure to beryllium, a carcinogen that can cause several diseases.
... For the entire article, see http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/22/2602852/new-report-finds-contamination.html#ixzz1Bs09FhT8 -- 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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