Thursday, January 26, 2006
January 26, 2006
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Energy says Los Alamos National Laboratory has no choice but to expand its nuclear waste dump.
The expansion of the disposal site known as Area G is necessary in part because an environmental restoration project underestimated the amount of waste to be handled, said Ed Wilmot, manager of the DOE's Los Alamos Site Office.
Wilmot told the Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board, which opposes the expansion, that he personally doesn't like the idea, either. But, he said, there's no other choice.
So who's in charge?