Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bio-Weapon Work At Labs Criticized.

Byline: John Fleck Journal Staff Writer

Sandia, LANL Oversight Faulted; Public Health Not Jeopardized

Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories have been handling potentially dangerous biological weapons materials without proper scrutiny from the Department of Energy, according to a report by federal auditors.

After more than a year of investigation, the auditors criticized the department's oversight of the potentially dangerous work at the labs, but they said worker health and public health were never jeopardized.

Safety officials and senior managers at the department's Albuquerque Operations Office were in some cases not even aware the work was going on, according to the report. …

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