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Local governments to Discuss Funding for LANL, Environmental Liabilities, Jobs

on March 19, 2012 - 11:50am

WHAT: Press conference to discuss funding for Los Alamos National Laboratory and the impacts on jobs, environmental cleanup and national security.

Proposed funding cuts are resulting in a reduction of jobs at LANL, missed environmental cleanup deadlines, and significant changes in LANL’s nuclear mission.

WHO: Mayor Alice Lucero, City of Espanola; Council Chair Sharon Stover, Los Alamos County; Commissioner Alfredo Montoya, Rio Arriba County; Commissioner Danny Mayfield, Santa Fe County; Mayor David Coss, City of Santa Fe; Commissioner Andrew Chavez, Taos County; Elmer Torres, San Ildefonso Pueblo; Secretary David Martin, NMED; State Rep. Jim Hall;

WHEN: 11 a.m. Friday March 23

WHERE: Santa Fe Community Convention Center – Nambe Room, 201 W. Marcy St.

The Regional Coalition is comprised of six cities and counties surrounding the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and concerns.

The organization’s focus is environmental remediation, regional economic development and site employment, and adequate funding for LANL.


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