(Second of a two-part series)
For more than 65 years, research, development and testing activities related to nuclear arms production have taken place at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
During that time, there have been releases of contaminants to the environment at various locations across the laboratory. In fact, back in the early days, nuclear waste was just thrown into the canyon.
In 2005, a series of community groups reached agreement with LANL to address investigation and cleanup of legacy contamination.
Last week, New Mexico Environment Department Secretary David Martin made a presentation concerning the status of the Consent Order, which laid out the timeline for lab cleanup.