AP: Brookhaven National Lab halts some work after leak

10/11/2011 1:00 PM |

BNL COURTESY PHOTO | Some work was stopped at Brookhaven National Laboratory after a radioactive leak was detected.

A sealed device used to check whether radiation detectors are working properly at Brookhaven National Laboratory leaked a small amount of radioactivity last month, lab authorities said. There was no threat to public health or the environment, but the lab has halted some operations while it investigates.

The radioactivity was later found on two employees, in a parking lot and private vehicle, and in one of the facility’s buildings, the lab said. The lab is reviewing policies, procedures and training programs.

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