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ID:

51

Date:

2005-12-11

Headline:

Groups Call for Access to Reports of Lab Accidents

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Boise, ID

Summary:

The U.S. Energy Department wants to start producing plutonium-238 for the first time in decades at the Idaho National Laboratory where Congress just appropriated $40 million to begin developing an experimental nuclear reactor, according to records obtained under FOIA by The Associated Press. The documents show that the lab has had safety issues, including a case in which officials feared nuclear material found on a worker's coat had been carried off the high security nuclear compound.

Keywords:

nuclear research; accidents; radioactive material; Snake River Alliance; Environmental Defense Institute; Keep Yellowstone Nuclear Free


Agencies:

DOE

States:

ID

Categories:

nuclear safety


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