Friday, March 31, 2006

Domenici questions clean-up cuts

ROGER SNODGRASS,, Monitor Assistant Editor

Sen. Pete Domenici expressed concerns Thursday about spending reductions in environmental clean-up programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Domenici, who chairs the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, took advantage of an FY2007 budget review hearing in Washington to call attention to a $762 million shortfall in the Department of Energy's clean-up program.

He said the reductions were problematic to existing clean-up agreements for Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Domenici asked DOE officials to explain how the recommendation to cut $70 million from environmental cleanup would affect projects at Los Alamos and its legal obligations with the state government.


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Your second face is showing!

You backed this Bechtel-led DOE-NNSA love-fest to the hilt.

What's the matter. Having second thoughts?

Don't you want to live in a transuranic contaminated state?
Not to worry, PW. Bechtel got what they paid for. Pete is just making the obligatory theatrical bleatings of dismay expected of a politician of his standing.

"How could this fate have befallen my beloved New Mexico?". Yada Yada Yada.

The industrial complex marches forth, unimpeded.

Thanks, Pete.
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