Thursday, February 17, 2011

Missing cocaine at LLNL?

An AP report states:

The U.S. Energy Department's inspector general says Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California failed to keep track of samples of dangerous drugs, including cocaine, amphetamines, opium and black tar heroin. Some drugs were missing. But in one case the lab found more opium than records showed had been purchased legally. The inspector general's report says the accounting lapses created "an opportunity for improper or illegal use."
Some employees at Livermore, one of the federal government's top science labs, handle as many as 42 different kinds of dangerous drugs. They are required under federal law to track their use closely. The drugs are used for bio-medical research and forensic science, and in the lab's health clinic for the treatment of workers there.

Also on Livermore:

Air Products' mobile hydrogen fueling technology is helping Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) achieve its strategy of an energy sustainable future and a cleaner environment. At the Livermore, Calif. based national security laboratory, Air Products technology and equipment is fueling two hydrogen powered shuttle buses used to transport employees and visitors at LLNL's main site.
Air Products has more than 50 years of hydrogen experience and is on the forefront of hydrogen energy technology development. Air Products has an extensive patent portfolio with over 50 patents in hydrogen dispensing technology.



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