Pesticides and waste management

Nuclear waste repository in New Mexico starts to fill new disposal area

316 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Workers at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository have started using a newly mined disposal area at the underground facility in southern New Mexico. Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant made the announcement this week, saying the first containers of waste to be

Aggressive mosquitoes in Albuquerque may be here to stay

415 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Go ahead a stock up on bug spray, experts say the recent surge of mosquitoes in Albuquerque could become the new normal.  “Just about everyone in Albuquerque has noticed them, and if they haven’t, they haven’t been spending much time outside,” said Nick Pederson, the city’s

WIPP May Never Close

408 Views   Federal regulations call for the WIPP plant to be closed by the end of 2024, but now are recognizing that it may be open forever. It’s the nation’s only deep geological repository for nuclear waste, and it’s locsted near Carlsbad.

New Mexico governor asked to stand up to more nuclear waste

547 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmentalists and nuclear watchdogs has delivered more than 1,100 petition signatures to Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Dozens of people gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to ask that the Lujan Grisham administration take all steps necessary to stop any