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Facing wildfire, Los Alamos officials scramble to protect hazardous material

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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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Facing wildfire, Los Alamos officials scramble to protect hazardous material


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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
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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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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?


"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."


The Governor has summoned the New Mexico National Guard to help support the efforts to protect the facility.

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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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I can see the smoke cloud from my little adobe here in the Rio Grande Valley as we speak.

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I am currently housing pets of friends here at my place that have evacuated from Los Alamos and Jemez Springs.

Around the labs there are firebreaks, and other safety measures to keep the "nasty ****" contained. We learned our lesson in the big fire 11 years ago..........I hope!
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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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now the mods don't even bother with search function.

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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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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?


There's plenty of HEU/plutonium there I imagine-as they design nuke bombs there.
Bet they want all that out of the way of the fire.

Los Alamos is where they secretly did the Manhattan project back in the day-maybe they have even murkier secret projects there today that we can't even imagine.

Not the sort of place you want going up in flames thats for sure.



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