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Las Conchas Fire: Mandatory Evacuation For Los Alamos Laboratory

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 08:06

‘Our main concern is that the Las Conchas fire is about 3 1/2 miles from Area G, the dumpsite that has been in operation since the late 1950s/early 1960s. There are 20,000 to 30,000 55-gallons drums of plutonium contaminated waste (containing solvents, chemicals and toxic materials) sitting in fabric tents above ground. These drums are destined for WIPP.’

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