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Ebola response drill being conducted in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Don’t panic if you see a large number of sirens and some emergency response activity near W. Pierce Street this morning. The city’s emergency agencies are alerting the public that an Ebola response drill will be conducted around 9 a.m. this morning in that area. In order to avoid panic and unfounded rumors, first responders are letting residents ...

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Clean up costs at nuclear waste site may explode

nuclear waste barrels

Back in February, a deadly chemical reaction at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico broke open a storage drum and leaked into the air, which caused the plant to close. The WIPP is used for storing waste from the makings of plutonium bombs.  Luckily, the incident occurred at night and no one was extensively harmed.  Few workers suffered ...

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Last day of Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference focuses on Mancos Shale


By Erny Zah, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. FARMINGTON — Mancos Shale development once again took center stage during the final day of the Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference at McGee Park. Ken McQueen, WPX Energy’s San Juan Basin director, spoke Thursday morning about the company’s experiences with drilling horizontal wells in the Gallup Sandstone area in the Mancos Shale ...

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Mancos Shale oil exploration dominates conversation at Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference


Erny Zah, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. FARMINGTON — The main topic on people’s minds at the Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference on Wednesday was the status of Mancos Shale oil exploration and production. For months, San Juan County oil companies and business owners have speculated about whether or not an oil boom will hit the area in the near ...

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