Nuclear research lab shuts down pending safety review
July 16, 1996
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico (CNN) -- Officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are suspending almost all work following a recent series of accidents at the country's premier nuclear research lab.
Last week, a student was electrocuted at the facility, which produced the first nuclear bomb. The accident was one of four fatal or near-fatal mishaps during the last 19 months.
Officials said that an internal safety review will be conducted, although none of the accidents affected research and testing at the facility.
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