EPA & NMED Come to Settlement Agreement

EPA Reaches Informal Resolution of a Fifteen-Year-Old Civil Rights Complaint Against the New Mexico Environment Department EPA-NMED Civil Rights Settlement Agreement Fifteen years ago, three grassroots environmental groups and two individuals lodged a civil rights complaint against the New Mexico … Continue reading

Thirteen Years & Counting: Southeast New Mexico, Civil Rights and the EPA

Environmental Justice Denied The Center for Public Integrity has written a series of articles on the problems with EPA’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). When civil rights complaints are filed with OCR about environmental discrimination, they are supposed to investigate every complaint … Continue reading

NMED & the Triassic Park Permit—Just as Bad as the First Time Around

Write your own comment to NMED The comment period has been extended until JANUARY 20, 2017 at 5pm  Here is some  background information on Triassic Park and the Title VI complaint and a sample comment Go to NMED’s online Record to see … Continue reading

Noel Marquez’s Murals Fight Nuclear Waste Dumping

We the People Do Not Consent by Randy Martin   In his latest work, Noel Marquez brought children, community artists and environmental activists together under the banner of, “We the People do Not Consent to the Dumping of High Level Radioactive … Continue reading

Factory Farm Nation

2015 Edition From Food & Water Watch Manure from factory farms poses a significant risk to communities and the environment. According to the EPA, agriculture remains a major source of water pollution. And according to the GAO, “manure and wastewater from animal feeding operations … Continue reading

EPA Seeks to Impede Civil Rights

EPA is Trying to Gut their Own Regulations EPA’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has proposed to make multiple changes to its current regulations and procedures. Almost all of these will weaken the agency’s ability to provide effective civil rights … Continue reading

Southeast New Mexico’s Nuclear Corridor

John Heaton, a former New Mexico state representative, made a presentation entitled SE NM’s Nuclear Corridor: Now and Future on June 12th, 2012 to the NRC’s Fuel Cycle Information Exchange (FCIX). During the presentation he discussed sites in the “corridor” (WIPP, URENCO and … Continue reading

WIPP, URENCO and Waste Control Specialists

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) – Nuclear Weapons Waste Disposal Department of Energy Facility Operated by Washington TRU Solutions LLC (WTS), a partnership between Washington Government Environmental Services Company and Weston Solutions. WIPP is the world’s first nuclear waste repository … Continue reading

Sandia National Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) DOE Facility operated by Lockheed Martin 1.5 million cubic feet of radioactive and hazardous wastes, including americium-241 and plutonium-238 and 239, are buried in unlined pits and trenches at the SNL Mixed Waste Landfill dump. Cancer-causing radionuclides, … Continue reading

Kirtland Air Force Base

Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) – Nuclear Weapons Storage Albuquerque, New Mexico Department of Defense (DOD) Facility Aquifers and the Rio Grande Basin provide drinking water for Central New Mexico. KAFB has also contaminated Albuquerque’s drinking water aquifer with 8 … Continue reading