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Gordon/ Wu/ Udall Letter urging Secretary of Commerce to form independent panel to investigate the safety programs at NIST

Jul 8, 2008

July 8, 2008

The Honorable Carlos M. Gutierrez
Secretary of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20230

Dear Secretary Gutierrez: 

We are writing in response to the accidental release of plutonium at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at Boulder on 9 June, 2008.  We urge you to immediately establish an independent blue ribbon panel to thoroughly investigate the environmental, health, and safety programs at NIST—especially those for radioactive and hazardous materials.

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110th Congress