Toxic legacy

Hiller, Stephanie
December 2007
High Country News;12/10/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 23, p6
The article focuses on the danger posed by the growing mixed waste landfill at the Sandia National Laboratory on the Albuquerque Aquifer, the drinking water source of the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was stated that the landfill, which is filled with 100,000 cubic feet of radioactive and hazardous waste, is polluting the city's sole aquifer. The landfill's toxic waste includes tritium, plutonium, and transuranics. In addition, the efforts by made by Sandia National Laboratory and the state regulatory agency to protect the aquifer from pollution are discussed.


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