Nuclear Security & Deterrence Monitor Vol. 24 No. 02
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January 10, 2020

Blown Diagnostic Port Blamed for Radioactive Leak in 2018 Subcritical Test

By Dan Leone
The Los Alamos National Laboratory has traced an unprecedented radioactive leak during an explosive plutonium test in 2019 to a breached diagnostic port in the steel container that housed the subcritical experiment, a lab spokesperson said this week. “A diagnostic…
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