Los Alamos Underestimates Radiation Leak Risk.

Just a HINT of the potential devistation if a earthquake should happen regarding the fault near Sandia. The fires last June were just a glimpse of what could happen here In New Mexico!! At LANL there are at least 21 million cubic feet of toxic, chemical and radioactive waste buried in unlined pits, trenches, and shafts, on mesa tops, and in the canyons, inside the lab property. During the 2011 Las Conchas Fire, the LANL Director informed the media that large amounts of LANL wastes are buried in unknown locations outside LANL property. Those pits inside and outside LANL are not lined. All that waste is moving towards our groundwater, and that’s why groundwater monitoring is so very important, but their monitoring methods are hiding the detection of contamination. A report produced by the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability found: Approximately 18 million cubic feet of radioactive and chemical solid wastes onsite were disposed of since 1943. All of the radioactive waste and most of the chemical waste have been buried on the mesas of Pajarito Plateau where LANL is located. Tons of plutonium were processed at LANL in the early years of development and again in the 1980s. After the Savannah River Site, LANL contains the second largest volume of plutonium-238 in the US nuclear weapons complex: this type of plutonium has a 90-year half-life, a very high activity and is extremely hazardous.

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