Briefing on Plutonium Migration at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Who:        Nuclear Watch New Mexico and chemist Dr. Michael Ketterer, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University

What:       Nuclear Watch has mapped plutonium migration based on sampling data from Intellus, the Lab’s environmental sampling database. Our map graphically demonstrates widespread contamination down the Rio Grande to Cochiti Lake and vertically to deep groundwater. We believe it shows the need for comprehensive cleanup at LANL instead of proposed “cap and cover” that will leave toxic and radioactive wastes permanently buried in unlined pits and trenches.

When:      11:00 am MT Thursday April 25, 2024


                  Meeting ID: 922 1214 9822 Passcode: 975887

This virtual briefing is for media and the public. Nuclear Watch and Dr. Ketterer will briefly present followed by Q&A. Media and reporters will be given preference for questions. Please feel free to forward this notice to others.

Our plutonium contamination map and background materials will be available at by 10:00 am MT Thursday April 25.

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