Tag Archives: New Mexico

Urenco to complete New Mexico expansion by year-end via World Nuclear News

Urenco said yesterday that it is “on track” to complete a major capacity expansion at its Urenco USA site in New Mexico by the end of this year. The uranium enrichment and nuclear fuel cycle services provider has said it … Continue reading

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Peace Activists Descend on Los Alamos, but Residents Remain Indifferent via The New York Times

[…] “All roads lead to Los Alamos,” Father Dear said. “This is the place that taught us that we can destroy one another, destroy the world, and it’s really important for us to understand how our history feeds our violence.” … Continue reading

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EPA to hold 2 meetings on WIPP application via The Albuquerque Journal

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold two “stakeholder roundtables” Wednesday in Albuquerque to take public comments on an application that is key to the reopening of a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste repository. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – a … Continue reading

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House panel calls out nuclear officials over repeated failures via The Albuquerque Journal

Members of a U.S. House panel said Friday that they are frustrated with decades of security and safety lapses at some of the laboratories, manufacturing facilities and other sites that make up the nation’s nuclear complex. The lawmakers, during a … Continue reading

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Los Alamos lab contractor loses $57 million over nuclear waste accident via The Los Angeles Times

The contractor managing the nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, N.M., was slapped with a $57-million reduction in its fees for 2014, largely due to a costly nuclear waste accident last year. The contractor, Los Alamos National Security, saw its … Continue reading

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Northern New Mexico College: A Relationship with LANL at What Cost? via La Jicarita

Last week (September 10) La Jicarita ran an article about the controversy at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) in Española over the direction in which the college is headed, moving from a “career tech” curriculum that serves the local community … Continue reading

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National Cancer Institute to launch survey on Trinity Site health effects via Santa Fe New Mexican

The National Cancer Institute later this month will begin interviewing Native and Hispanic New Mexicans in a survey designed to fill in a major historical gap of the nuclear age — possible health effects of the first detonation of a … Continue reading

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Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery via Los Angels Times

Experts still haven’t unraveled how an accident contaminated the nation’s only dump for nuclear weapons waste Nuclear waste accident in New Mexico was a ‘horrific comedy of errors’ Preliminary investigation finds more than 30 safety lapses at New Mexico nuclear … Continue reading

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WIPP waste handler sues operators for negligence via Current-Argus News

CARLSBAD >> An employee at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is suing current and past operators of the federal nuclear waste disposal facility. William Utter claims he has experienced severe physical injuries as a result of smoke inhalation from the … Continue reading

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Nuclear Radiation Releases Continue in New Mexico via Reader Supported News

By William Boardman Something happened in February, something is STILL going on nvironmental radiation releases spiked again in mid-June around the surface site of the only underground storage facility for nuclear weapons waste in the U.S., near Carlsbad, New Mexico. … Continue reading

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