Kitty litter nuclear accident: New Mexico lab learns not to use organic litter to dispose of nuclear waste.

That Time Kitty Litter Caused a Nuclear Accident in New Mexico (Video)

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May 27 2014 5:32 PM

Nuclear Kitty Litter

A curious disposal method became dangerous when someone switched to an organic brand.

Cat litter is used to stabilize volatile radioactive chemicals, but officials in New Mexico suspect that someone made the switch from clay to organic litter at one facility, with disastrous results.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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