Thursday, March 16, 2006

"emergent concern over operability of sprinkler heads"

Watch ordered for plutonium facility at lab


ROGER SNODGRASS, roger@lamonitor.com, Nuclear operations at the plutonium facility have been on standby mode for nearly three weeks, according to an official of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

A site report by a federal safety agency, released today, confirmed that the laboratory has established a continuous fire watch and placed Technical Area 55 in "standby (Mode 2)," because of an "emergent concern over operability of sprinkler heads" in the plutonium processing building PF-4.

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Comments:
"Uh, Frank, that sprinkler head looks like its been painted over about 30 times."

"I think you're right, Joe. I feel an emergent concern over the operability of the sprinkler heads."
 
I think we have a new LANS catch-phrase here:

I feel an emergent concern over the operability of the [COD*].



*Concern of the Day
 
In true LANL-speak fashion, I'm now feeling an "emergent concern"
about my future pension and benefits under LANS.
 
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