Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mysterious Radioactive Particles Found At Idaho National Laboratory advanced test reactor complex

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Federal officials are trying to figure out the source of radioactive particles at the Idaho National Laboratory advanced test reactor complex after a contractor came across traces of cesium and cobalt on construction debris.

"It may have come from some past decontamination and demolition projects that we've done at that particular site where we've torn down old buildings,” said Brad Bugger of the Department of Energy on Friday.

With so many unanswered questions about the source of the problem, the DOE can provide at least one answer.

“There’s really no concern for people who are off-site,” said Bugger. “It doesn’t pose a real health threat unless you would get it onto your skin and it would be attached to you skin and you would have a prolonged exposure to it.” Read More