Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pollution Study At Lab Resumes.

Byline: Jennifer McKee Journal Staff Writer

Security Fears Halted Fed Inquiry for Months

A federal study into 50 years of radioactive pollution at Los Alamos National Laboratory resumed last month almost a year after security fears at the lab forced out the team of government investigators conducting the project and nearly canceled the study altogether.

The extensive study, though, is still years from completion.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started digging through old records at the lab two years ago in an attempt to map all radioactive releases both planned and accidental in the weapons lab's entire 59-year-history. The study is called a "document retrieval."

The agency hired California environmental research firm McClaren-Hart/Jones to do the study. …

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