Tag Archives: New Mexico

75 Years Later, Victims of Nuclear Bomb Tests on U.S. Soil Still Seek Justice via TruthOut

BY Satya Vatti, Globetrotter / Independent Media Institute “They thought the world was coming to an end,” Genoveva Peralta Purcella explains. On July 16, 1945, the first-ever nuclear bomb was tested in New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. The detonation was … Continue reading

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Watchdogs push New Mexico to limit US nuclear waste dump via Journal Star

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Watchdogs on Wednesday renewed their call for New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state environmental regulators to take a stand against the federal government as it looks to extend and expand … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power As an Environmental Justice Issue via NEIS

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Nuclear Watch NM Chief Blasts Los Alamos County For ‘Racial Injustice’, Archbishop Voices Support For Nuclear Disarmament via Los Alamos Reporter

BY MAIRE O’NEILLmaire@losalamosreporter.com Nuclear Watch New Mexico executive director Jay Coghlan blasted Los Alamos County as a “stark illustration” of how racial injustice “plagues our land” Thursday in a speech recorded for an hour-long virtual national commemoration of the 75th anniversary … Continue reading

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House passes McAdams amendment to block funding for nuclear weapons testing via the Standard-Examiner

By Connor Richards The United States House of Representatives on Monday passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, to block federal funding for future nuclear weapons testing. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act would “prohibit any … Continue reading

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Radiation NEVER “Good for You” – Dr. Ian Fairlie Rips “hormesis” Lies + Leona Morgan at NRC NM Meetings: Citizens say NO! to Proposed Holtec Radioactive Waste Dump –via Nuclear Hotseat

Click here to listen. This Week’s Featured Interview: Dr. Ian Fairlie has studied radiation and radioactivity since the Chernobyl accident in 1986; received his doctorate from Princeton on the radiological hazards of nuclear fuel reprocessing; and from 2000 to 2004, was head … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste facility near Carlsbad supported by U.S. House vote via Carlsbad Current Argus

A resolution proceeding through Congress could support a proposed nuclear waste repository in southeast New Mexico, and prioritize the temporary storage of nuclear waste, giving the U.S. Department of Energy the authority to contract for the design and operation of … Continue reading

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Downwinders continue their fight for compensation via The Ruidoso News

wo times each year when the Trinity Site is opened to the public, members of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium show up with signs to remind people that many victims were produced in New Mexico from the explosion of the … Continue reading

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Bill to label nuclear energy as renewable stalls via New Mexico Political Report

A bill aimed at classifying nuclear power as a renewable energy source in New Mexico stalled Thursday afternoon in committee on a tie vote. House Bill 406, sponsored by Rep. Cathrynn Brown, R-Carlsbad, would have amended the state’s Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history via Los Angeles Times

When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell concerns in the Carlsbad desert community and quickly reported progress on resuming operations. The early … Continue reading

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