Los Alamos Lab, watchdog group spar over nuclear facility

From the Santa Fe NewMexican.com - Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking dismissal of an environmental lawsuit, saying it can neutralize legal objections with plans to supplement a 7-year-old environmental analysis of the lab's controversial new nuclear facility. The subject of the complaint is the lab's Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement facility and, more specifically, a $4 billion structure for handling and storing plutonium. After eight years of effort, the building is still in the design phase and now embroiled in litigation. The Los Alamos Study Group, a nuclear watchdog based in Albuquerque, claims the building has outgrown its environmental footprint. Read more


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