HAZMAT/Chemicals
  Posted on: Friday, July 14, 2017
Lab mistakenly ships radioactive material aboard commercial plane
Homeland Security News Wire

Employees at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have been fired and disciplinary action against other personnel was taken after small amounts of radioactive material were mistakenly shipped aboard a commercial cargo plane. Nuclear experts say the mishap could have led to serious consequences. The rapid pressure changes during flights could have damaged the packaging, causing radiation to escape.


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