Gordon/ Wu/ Udall Letter Expressing Concern Over the Release of Plutonium at NIST's Boulder Laboratory
June 19, 2008
Dr. James Turner
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
Dear Dr. Turner,
We are writing this letter to express our concern over the accidental release of plutonium at NIST’s Boulder Laboratory on June, 9. We are relieved to learn there were no immediate injuries due to the incident, however we are troubled by changing information, that health and safety protocols were not strictly followed, and that clear and accurate information regarding this incident is still not available.