Monday, November 07, 2005

NNSA Project Focus of Meeting



NNSA Project Focus of Meeting

By John Arnold
Journal Staff Writer

LOS ALAMOS— Three Los Alamos County councilors will meet with National Nuclear Security Administration head Linton Brooks to discuss a controversial federal security project that business leaders here fear will hurt the town's economy.

Councilors Frances Berting, Nona Bowman and Jim West will travel to Washington, D.C. for the meeting , said County Administrator Max Baker. He mentioned the trip Thursday during a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored panel discussion on the NNSA project.

Members of the business community worry that businesses will suffer and could fail if two traffic checkpoints— meant to boost security at Los Alamos National Laboratory— are constructed as planned. The checkpoints would intimidate and discourage tourists and out-of-town patrons from visiting their businesses, they say.

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