U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the latest safety lapse for Los Alamos National Laboratory as it faces growing criticism over its track record. The National Nuclear Security Administration said it was informed by the lab in New Mexico that procedures were not followed when shipping small amounts of “special nuclear material” to facilities in California and South Carolina. The material had been packaged for ground transport. But instead it was shipped via a commercial air cargo service, which isn’t allowed under U.S. regulations.
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