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“Officials are especially concerned”: New Mexico lawmakers hold hearing about Los Alamos floods transporting nuclear material into water supply (VIDEO)

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 . . . → Read More: “Officials are especially concerned”: New Mexico lawmakers hold hearing about Los Alamos floods transporting nuclear material into water supply (VIDEO)

Los Alamos lab begins removing radioactive soil from canyons to prevent contamination from spreading after fire

Contaminated soil a concern at Los Alamos lab, Reuters, July 11, 2011:

[...] crews at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have begun removing contaminated soil from nearby canyons out of a concern that flash flooding could wash toxins into the Rio Grande [that supplies drinking water for Santa Fe and many other communities] officials . . . → Read More: Los Alamos lab begins removing radioactive soil from canyons to prevent contamination from spreading after fire

Video from last night: “Sky finally cleared enough to see the flames licking all around the labs” at Los Alamos (VIDEO)

Video from last night: “Sky finally cleared enough to see the flames licking all around the labs” at Los Alamos (VIDEO)

Las Conchas fire, evening flames, MichaelZeiler, June 30, 2011:

On this fourth day of the devastating Las Conchas fire which is threatening Los Alamos, New Mexico, the night sky finally cleared enough to see the flames licking all around the labs and the city.

This time-lapse video is comprised of 113 photographs taken 30 . . . → Read More: Video from last night: “Sky finally cleared enough to see the flames licking all around the labs” at Los Alamos (VIDEO)

Residents worried about radioactive smoke plume if fire reaches radioactive waste: “If it gets to this contamination, it’s over — not just for Los Alamos, but for Santa Fe”

Towns near NM fire, nuclear lab wary of smoke, AP, June 29, 2011:

Residents downwind of a wildfire that is threatening the nation’s premier nuclear-weapons laboratory are worried about the potential of a radioactive smoke plume if the flames reach thousands of barrels of waste stored in above-ground tents.

“If it gets to this . . . → Read More: Residents worried about radioactive smoke plume if fire reaches radioactive waste: “If it gets to this contamination, it’s over — not just for Los Alamos, but for Santa Fe”