Today the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced: To achieve DoD’s 80 pits per year requirement by 2030, NNSA’s recommended alternative repurposes the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina to produce plutonium pits while also maximizing pit production activities...Continue reading
Call to action! Comments on WIPP Expansion Needed By April 3rd Informational Meeting Is March 8th New Mexico is under growing nuclear attack. · Plutonium pit production increases are planned for Los Alamos. · There are serious plans for all of the nation’s commercial spent nuclear fuel to...Continue reading
On December 17, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a separate $1.4 billion contract for cleanup at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos, LLC (also known as “N3B”). This award followed a DOE decision to pull cleanup from LANL’s prime contractor, Los...Continue reading
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Nuclear Watch New Mexico Action Alert NM Environment Department Plans to Unveil Revised Los Alamos Cleanup Agreement March 30, 2016, 1PM, Sandia Resort Public Comment Is Invited Los Alamos Cleanup At the Crossroads NM Environment Department and officials from Los Alamos National Laboratory plan to roll out a draft of...Continue reading
STAND AGAINST THE RUSH TO RE-OPEN AN UNSAFE WIPP The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it intends to re-open the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in December 2016. The nation’s only deep geologic repository, located 26 miles east of Carlsbad, has been shut down since February...Continue reading
Los Alamos Cleanup At the Crossroads: Treat All Los Alamos Lab Radioactive Wastes Consistently The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s role and responsibility includes gathering information regarding the hazards to the public and workers posed by the management of transuranic (TRU) wastes at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), as...Continue reading
Los Alamos Cleanup At the Crossroads New Cleanup Agreement Requires New Schedule and That Is About All Following protracted negotiations, threatened litigation, and claims of imminent and substantial endangerment, the New Mexican Environment Department (NMED), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) contractor agreed...Continue reading
Governor Udall? Michael Coleman had an interesting article for the Albuquerque Journal – Does New Mexico’s future lie in D.C.? Coleman relates a conversation with NM Senator Tom Udall that made it clear the Senator isn’t ruling a gubernatorial run out. It’s not surprising to think that Udall –...Continue reading
Despite Uncertainty of When/If WIPP Will Reopen, DOE Hatches Plan to Send More Waste In a recent Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board Editorial: Another WIPP delay spells more tax dollars wasted, we are reminded of the delays affecting the reopening of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), which has not been disposing...Continue reading
Four Strikes and You’re Out In stunning news on December 18, Justin Horwath of the SF New Mexican reported that the management and operating contractor of Los Alamos National Laboratory will not have its contract renewed after it ends Sept. 30, 2017. This is stunning because LANS LLC, the M&O...Continue reading
For immediate release December 7, 2015 Contacts: Jay Coghlan, jaynukewatch.org Deadline for Last Cleanup Milestone of LANL Consent Order Passes NukeWatch Calls for Public Seats at the Table in Negotiations Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, December 6, was the deadline for the last compliance milestone in the Consent Order between the New Mexico...Continue reading
From Tom Clements of SRS Watch, our colleague and fellow member of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability: DOE Sites Partially or Fully Closed: the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Pantex & now the Savannah River Site (SRS) The main contractor at SRS, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), has halted non-essential...Continue reading
For more information: Ralph Hutchison, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> , 865-776-5050 Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs, Livermore, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> , 925-443-7148 Other key national and regional contacts are listed at the end of this release For immediate release, August 4, 2015 HISTORIC 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF ATOMIC BOMBING...Continue reading