The Coal Cycle in Northwest New Mexico

The San Juan River Basin provides the majority of drinking water for the surrounding area. Surface water and groundwater are contaminated during the extraction of coal, its subsequent preparation and the disposal of mine waste if no mitigating measures are used. In New Mexico … Continue reading

Nuclear Cycle Contamination in New Mexico

New Mexico has a unique combination of many aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle from uranium mining to uranium enrichment for nuclear power; weapons manufacturing to weapons testing; deconversion and testing of depleted uranium; storage and disposal of nuclear waste; and finally nuclear and chemical contamination of the water, air, land and people. Continue reading

Oil & Gas Contamination in New Mexico

Oil and Gas Industrial Contamination New Mexico ranks second in natural gas production and fifth in oil production within the U.S. During 2001, 69.9 million barrels of oil and 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas were produced. There are 57 … Continue reading

Uranium Mining & Milling in Western New Mexico

Uranium Mining & Milling Regional aquifers, springs and small rivers provide water for this area. Groundwater and soil in the Churchrock area are threatened and contaminated. More uranium mining is being proposed in the Grants uranium-mining belt. Some of the corporations proposing new uranium … Continue reading