2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:02:56 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REGULATION, RADIATION: "Cover-up and Collusion at the Sandia National Labs" (NM)
Cover-up and Collusion at the Sandia National Laboratory Corral

La Jicarita
April 11, 2013

In a world with few heroes, Dave McCoy is a warrior for environmental justice who never gives up. For seven years he has been fighting for public protection from the toxic brew that fills the two and a half acre pit on the property of Sandia National Laboratory. He believes that the radioactive and chemical wastes in the Mixed Waste Landfill are being improperly managed and monitored, and that these nasty elements are destined to pollute Albuquerque’s water supply.

McCoy, an environmental lawyer and executive director of Citizen Action, Albuquerque, has plenty of evidence that the trickle down effect has begun. But his efforts to get the landfill excavated have been repeatedly blocked by a bureaucracy operating in collusion with a giant military corporation for whom profit is the commanding principle of operation.

The bureaucracy is the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) with its allies in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The corporation is the nation's biggest and most powerful weapons manufacture, the Lockheed Corporation, which runs Sandia Lab for the Department of Energy. Citizen Action, formed by Sue Dayton in the early 2000s to represent public concerns regarding the management of the landfill, has torn into the blanket of denials and deceptions that have wrapped around nuclear industry since the days of the Manhattan Project.


For the entire article, see
http://lajicarita.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/cover-up-and-collusion-at- the-sandia-national-laboratory-corral/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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