Pesticides and waste management

Concerns About Returning Radioactive Waste from Texas

184 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials gathered Tuesday March 26th in southern New Mexico to mark the 25th anniversary of the nation’s only underground repository for radioactive waste resulting from decades of nuclear research and bomb making.

Crews contain fire at manufacturing facility in Mesa Del Sol

375 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Fire Rescue crews gained control of a large fire at a manufacturing facility in Mesa Del Sol. The fire started around 2:38 p.m. Sunday near the Atkore facility. Crews responded to a reported vehicle fire near the facility with reported on-site

Next steps for Downwinders after approval from the Senate

356 Views   The Senate approved new amendments to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. Now it’s being reviewed by the House. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Last week the Senate approved adding amendments to the original bill to include New Mexico in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, but there’s still one more obstacle

Amendment to Expand RECA Passes US Senate

331 Views   On Thursday evening the U.S. Senate passed an amendment to the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act to expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, also known as RECA. The amendment would bring eligibility for compensation to New Mexico downwinders and post-1971 uranium miners.

Bernalillo County spreads the word on illegal tire dumping

449 Views   BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) — Bernalillo County has launched an ad to cut down on illegal dumping. This one focuses on tires. This PSA depicts a man tossing tires out on the mesa and driving off, but one tire won’t stay there, rolling through town before it ends