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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:00 pm | Updated: 7:25 am, Thu Jul 3, 2014.

The Feb. 14 radiation leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad has sparked layoffs by a Los Alamos National Laboratory contractor.

EnergySolutions, the private company hired to pack mixed radioactive waste for shipment from Los Alamos to Carlsbad, laid off 40 employees Monday, for a total of 83 layoffs since the end of March.

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  • Chris Mechels posted at 8:47 am on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Chris Mechels Posts: 65

    The layoff seems appropriate, as the waste processing is halted for some time to come.

    Some of the LANL employees, from the media info, clearly failed in their responsibility for oversight and management of the waste processing. I would like to see some terminations of responsible LANL staff, and reprimands for others in the management line, to send a sharp lesson to those LANL employees who simply pass on their responsibility to others.

    This problem at LANL, of authority without responsibility, has plagued them forever, and was rampant when I worked there. It seems the problem persists.

     

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