I’m not sure how scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory lost over 600lbs of weapons-grade plutonium, but their possible explanations make me wonder just how shoddy the records-keeping process is (via and ):
* It was shipped to a salt mine without accurate recording.
* It was deposited in an illegally a nearby landfill. The landfills in the immediate area came under scrutiny last year even before the plutonium fears about all the toxins. The clean up was delayed because local pilots feared wind shear would be created by a change in the nearby topography.
* It was stolen.
My own theory is that it’s all just a prank by the local nerdy-yet-affable HS teen, wacky hijinx involving a curmudgeony general, a jaded scientist and a dopey mother will now ensue.