ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental regulators plan to roll out a revamped proposal for governing cleanup of Cold War-era waste from one of the federal government’s premier nuclear laboratories.
State Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn is scheduled to outline the changes to the consent order with Los Alamos National Laboratory during a meeting Wednesday afternoon.
The presentation will kick off a public comment period.
Milestones for the previous agreement ran out in December as cleanup at the northern New Mexico lab and other national defense sites were derailed by the closure of the federal government’s underground nuclear repository due to a radiation leak.
State officials have been working on the revisions for months. Goals included an agreement that would result in actual cleanup and the remediation of radioactive and other hazardous wastes.
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