Pesticides and waste management

Crews contain fire at manufacturing facility in Mesa Del Sol

185 Views  Â 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

174 Views  Â 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

160 Views  Â 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

241 Views  Â 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

Contractors dig deep to build new air shaft at US nuclear waste repository

182 Views  Â CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy says it’s making progress on a new ventilation shaft at the nation’s only underground nuclear repository that will allow the facility to ramp up operations as it disposes of tons of waste from decades of research and bomb making.

New Mexico opts for veto power on spent nuclear fuel debate

248 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor on Friday signed legislation aimed at keeping spent nuclear fuel produced by commercial U.S. nuclear power plants from being shipped to the state, just hours after the measure cleared its final legislative hurdle.