Citizen board talks LANL clean-up


The Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board met at Taos' El Monte Sagrado resort last Wednesday (Nov. 15).

The board advises the U.S. Department of Energy on matters related to the environmental management of clean-up activities associated with legacy waste at Los Alamos National Lab. The board made no reconditions at last week's meeting, but heard updates on the remediation of nitrate salts and the monitoring of a chromium plume in water below the lab.

Stanley Riveles, of Taos, told The Taos News that Taos County residents ought to take note of LANL activities because of the "environmental, financial and political" implications of the lab's activity.

The next meeting of the board is set for Jan. 24 in Española. The board's executive director said a video of last week's meeting would be posted within a couple of weeks to youtube.com/user/NNMCAB/.