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CMRR meetings set to begin Monday

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By John Severance

Starting Monday, the general public will get the chance to speak their mind about the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement project.

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office has extended the public comment period and added a fourth public meeting for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the CMRR project – Nuclear Facility (CMRR-NF).

The comment period was extended by 15 days, making it a 60-day comment period. The formal comment period opened April 29. A public meeting in Albuquerque has been added, in addition to those alreadyplanned in Los Alamos, Espanola and Santa Fe.

The public meeting schedule is as follows:
Monday: Albuquerque Marriott, Salon F, 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE.
Tuesday: Holiday Inn Express, Los Alamos.
Wednesday: Santa Claran Hotel, Espanola.
Thursday: Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Rooms.
All  meetings start at 5 p.m.

“It is essential that we modernize our infrastructure and capabilities in support of our national strategic needs,” Department of Energy spokesperson Toni Chiri said. “The CMR facility is approximately 60 years old and underpins weapons, nonproliferation, research, and space-based missions.