New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, New Mexico
Open-air testing of depleted uranium (DU) weapons took place in the 1970s. One test site, at the top of Socorro Mountain, is in range of drinking water wells that supply the 8,000 residents of Socorro who live less than two miles away, down gradient and downwind.
DU weapons testing creates a cloud of microscopic radioactive particles capable of long distance travel and contamination for for 4.5 billion years.
NGOs Working on NM Institute of Mining and Technology:
International DU Study Team http://www.ratical.org/radiation/DU/IDUST.html