|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||8 Aug 2006 01:18:56 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Los Alamos (NM) chromium|
State probes contamination of lab well |
By ANDY LENDERMAN Santa Fe New Mexican August 7, 2006
The New Mexico Environment Department is aggressively investigating chromium contamination in a monitoring well near Los Alamos National Laboratory, Secretary Ron Curry said in a recent interview.
Chromium, which can cause cancer when ingested, was located at four times the drinking-water standard of 100 parts per billion in one monitoring well in Mortandad Canyon. The nuclear-weapons lab announced the discovery last December but said it had not polluted drinking water in the area.
Curry said his department will complete an inquiry within the next six months before taking action. The department has the authority to fine the lab and enforce a historic consent order, or legal agreement, that calls for a massive environmental cleanup at the lab.
For the entire article, see http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/47513.html
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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