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Feds Bury Nuke Waste in Kitty Litter Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, May 19, 2014, 09:43 PM

President Barry Obama is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, but he's no expert on nuclear radiation safety. He ordered safety officials to bury nuclear waste in kitty litter.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Los Alamos National Laboratory packed 57 barrels of nuclear waste with a type of kitty litter believed to have caused a radiation leak at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump, posing a potentially "imminent" and "substantial" threat to public health and the environment, New Mexico officials said Monday."

New Mexico State Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn is quoted as saying that, "Based on the evidence presented to NMED, the current handling, storage, treatment and transportation of the hazardous nitrate salt bearing waste containers at LANL may present an imminent and substantial endangerment to health or the environment."

As reported by the Houston Chronicle, "State Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn issued a formal order giving the lab two days to submit a plan for securing the waste containers, many of which are likely stored outdoors on the lab's northern New Mexico campus or at temporary site in west Texas."

Nuclear Safety officials are considering using salt instead of Kitty Litter to bury nuclear waste.

To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:

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