|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:16:05 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: "Los Alamos Cleanup Past Due"|
Los Alamos Cleanup Past DueAs last deadline passes in existing cleanup plan, state and feds stalled in drafting a new plan
By Elizabeth Miller Santa Fe Reporter (NM) December 8, 2015Had the cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory gone as planned, this weekend would have marked the closure of a decade-long effort to remediate the effects of a 70-year legacy of making and maintaining nuclear bombs. Instead, the deadline stated in the 2005 consent order, an agreement between the US Department of Energy and the lab on how and when to clean up radioactive and toxic waste stored on site, often in unlined pits, trenches and shafts, and the contaminated buildings that housed lab operations, for the last major project, a cleanup of the largest waste dump site at the lab, came and went on Dec. 6. Instead, that milestone is still decades and millions of dollars away, and the state and federal government are beginning discussions to draft a new plan and schedule for it.
“That we don’t have a schedule and viable plan is something I think puts us at a disadvantage as a state when it comes to securing funding,” New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn said in a November meeting with the Northern New Mexico Concerned Citizens' Advisory Board.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-11292-los-alamos-cleanup- past-due.html
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