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Many ways to comment during Public Hearing about Proposed WIPP Expansion
Monday May 17th begins a 5 day virtual public hearing by the Hazardous Waste Bureau. Plan to be a part of the event!
May 13, 2021
No DOE Employee testifying at Permit hearing about proposed WIPP expansion
No DOE employee will testify about the purpose and need for construction of a fifth shaft into the underground mine at WIPP.
May 6, 2021
This is what happens whe DOE gets in a hurry.
When DOE (Department of Energy) gets in a hurry to ship plutonium-contaminated waste, bad things happen.
April 29, 2021
Three Fabulous Free Virtual Public Education Events
Celebrating Earth Day and the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, with 3 events.
April 22, 2021
Incomplete Draft Permit Supporting WIPP Expansion Subject to a Public Hearing
Why is the Hazardous Waste Bureau processing an incomplete permit modification for WIPP?
April 14, 2021
LANL Sparking Drum Causes Suspension of Radioactive Waste Shipments to WIPP
A 55-gallon drum of plutonium-contaminated waste had sparks visible and caused an evacuation at LANL! 
April 8, 2021
New Mexico Files Suit to Halt Two Proposed High-Level Nuclear Wast Storage Facilities
Long term waste storage licenses asked to be halted by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas.
April 1, 2021
Public Comments to EPA about LANL Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit
The EPA plans to renew the Clean Water Act permit for LANL, why?
March 25, 2021
Santa Fe City Council Committee Considers Leaving the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities
Members of the City of Santa Fe Quality of Life Committee discuss benefits of LANL Regional Communities. Please help support CCNS with an ongoing contribution. Your tax free support ensures our continued coverage of Nuclear Safety issues affecting our community.  Thank you.
March 18, 2021
Los Alamos Proposed Expansion into Santa Fe
A new Plutonium pit for a proposed nuclear warhead would be fabricated at LANL. The W-87-1. Also, proposed expansion of LANL into Santa Fe!
March 11, 2021
New Mexico Environment Dept. Sues DOE
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March 4, 2021
WIPP Radiation Release
Community Groups Oppose Next WIPP Radiation Release Get more information at
December 3, 2020
LANL Must Comply with the Law
Currently LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory is failing to comply with the law. We want to know why. Visit our website to learn more
November 23, 2020
CCNS News on why LANL’s Area G Waste Handling Lacks Proper Safety Documents
LANL stands for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Find more information on our website!
November 20, 2020