|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:36:10 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BERYLLIUM: Bannister's [MO] beryllium threshold far exceeds those at other plants|
Bannister's beryllium threshold far exceeds those at other plants By KAREN DILLON Kansas City Star Mar. 12, 2011Ten years ago, officials at the Bannister Federal Complex said they had cleaned the bomb-parts plant of beryllium contamination and made it safe for workers.
But other plants have been cleaned to much higher standards.Several other Department of Energy plants are at least five times more stringent than the Bannister plant in removing the dangerous carcinogen from walls, floors and ceilings.
An employee leader at the Energy Department’s Hanford Site in Washington state, whose Cold War legacy includes beryllium contamination, was stunned when he learned about Kansas City’s beryllium goal....
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/12/2721475/bannisters-beryllium- threshold.html#ixzz1GUlFnz8r
-- 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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