Los Alamos Cited By DOE

New Mexico Headlines

Thursday September 9, 1999 6:37 AM ET

(LOS ALAMOS, NM) -- More problems for Los Alamos lab. The Department of Energy has cited the Lab for violating nuclear safety procedures. D-O-E officials say an incident last November caused a worker to be exposed to radiation. The worker opened two unmarked cans. The cans should have been marked since they contained radioactive materials. Also, a June incident spread radioactive contamination throughout an empty room.