Thursday, May 05, 2005

Los Alamos wants large nuclear storage dump

Associated Press
May 5, 2005

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy to expand a nuclear waste dump at Los Alamos National Laboratory is drawing criticism.

The nuclear weapons lab is running out of space to permanently bury low-level radioactive waste, said Tony Stanford, Los Alamos facilities and waste operations division leader. The expansion would increase the lab's Area G atop a mesa adjacent to San Ildefonso Pueblo by about 30 acres to 93 acres.

Former San Ildefonso Gov. Gilbert Sanchez has denounced the plan.

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Comments:
The AP got it wrong on that one. Los Alamos doesn't want a nuclear waste dump, DOE wants to put one there.
 
6:38PM ...right... so, it is DOE doing all the experiments and producing the radioactive waste and LANL is only just growing flowers?
 
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