"Los Alamos National Lab Must Keep Toxic Runoff Out of the Rio Grande"

"SANTA FE, N.M. -- Los Alamos National Laboratory must capture and eliminate toxic runoff from over 400 waste dump sites that discharge pollutants to the Rio Grande, a source of drinking water for Santa Fe, under a settlement agreement reached Thursday with community groups.

The negotiated settlement resolves a three year legal dispute over contaminated stormwater runoff from the lab, which is charged with ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of U.S. nuclear weapons. The lab conducts engineering science, plutonium science and technology, component manufacturing, and nuclear waste management. "

Environment News Service had the story April 29, 2011.

Monday, May 2, 2011