Potential flash floods still a concern, KRQE, July 19, 2011:
[T]here is still a lot of concern about flash floods in the burned out areas.
Officials are especially concerned about the canyons around Los Alamos where nuclear materials from the lab have gotten into the soil [...]
A legislative committee held a hearing in Santa Fe on the risks from that.
Lab officials insisted there is nothing to worry about, but lawmakers are still concerned. [...]
Santa Fe gets 40% of its drinking water via the Rio Grande, which is fed by runoff from Los Alamos
Published: July 19th, 2011 at 8:31 pm ET
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