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Officials in Los Alamos National Laboratory were scrambling Monday to make sure that radioactive and hazardous material were protected from a wind-driven fire that had forced the installation to close.
The number one priority at the moment is to make sure all the radioactive and hazardous material is protected, Janet Bettinger, deputy manager of finance, told NBC News. She said she couldn't confirm that it is protected at this point.
The fire has burned around 44,000 acres and was threatening buildings, power lines and natural gas lines, Bettinger said. Officials were not planning to turni
"Lab emergency crews have been dispatched across the lab ... to protect key facilities and materials," Berger said. "Protected areas include all hazardous and radioactive facilities and our proton accelerator and supercomputing centers."
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
Not being familiar with all the workings of this lab, I wonder how much potential damage could there be should the fire overwhelm their efforts?