Thursday, August 04, 2005
By ANDY LENDERMAN The New Mexican |
August 4, 2005
However, the levels of americium 241, a man-made metal, pose no health hazard, lab spokeswoman Kathy DeLucas said.
“The levels, of course, are very, very low,” DeLucas said. “They are easily detected by our instruments, but they present no health hazard. We now believe that we have captured all material that has traveled off site.”
Is it just me, or is this yet another instance of LANL PA obviously attempting to obfuscate unpleasant news about LANL. Why "of course"? The contamination spree went on for at least 10 full days before it was even discovered. There is nothing about this incident that can be considered to be "of course". Also, why has there not been more news about the form of the Am-241 involved in the contamination incident. Metallic; oxide, what?
Their current practices seem to focus on controlling public opinion, not informing it. Then they wonder why people doubt their veracity.
Something for Kuckuck to work on, in the time that remains.