2004 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 22 Aug 2004 18:14:46 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Los Alamos and the Rio Grande
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Report: Lab waste reaches Rio Grande

The New Mexican
August 22, 2004

Los Alamos National Laboratory predicts the Rio Grande will be safe from contaminants on lab property for a long time -- anywhere from hundreds to thousands of years, depending on where the contaminants are located.

But low concentrations of explosives and perchlorate have already reached the river, by way of springs, within the past 60 years, asserts a Texas groundwater hydrologist in a report released last week.

George Rice, who wrote the report, believes these pollutants came from the Los Alamos lab, built on mesas west of the Rio Grande. One spring flows on a Rio Grande riverbank; the other three are within 200 feet to a quarter of a mile from the river, he said.

The danger isn\'t immediate, but if Rice\'s hypothesis is on the mark, New Mexico might need to be more vigilant about protecting the Rio Grande, from which Santa Fe in a few years wants to begin directly diverting flows for the community water system.

For the entire article, see

Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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