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LANL inaccurately labels liquid waste

The Associated Press
June 18, 2017 09:06 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Correspondence between Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico regulators shows the lab failed to accurately label a drum of liquid waste that was shipped to a Colorado disposal center.

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The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the incident happened last month and involved chemicals used to remove buildup from pipes in a cooling system.

The problem was cited in an email to the New Mexico Environment Department. It marked the second time in recent months that the lab failed to accurately document the pH level of waste sent to Veolia ES Technical Solutions.

Los Alamos spokesman Kevin Roark says the lab believes the lower pH value was immaterial to the disposal process.
               
The lab has racked up violations for failing to accurately assess and document hazardous waste drum contents.
               
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