Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Y-12 and ORNL...

.., the New York Times doesn't know the difference, leading to the BBC erroneously reporting, in "US in Nuclear Security Blunder", one of its most highly-read releases of the day:

'.....the most serious disclosure was on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, known as the Fort Knox of highly enriched uranium, the leading fuel for nuclear weapons."

Error propagation: as pernicious in journalism as it is in science.

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