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Governor Visits Los Alamos To Highlight $32 Million In Water And Transportation Upgrades Around LANL

on April 4, 2016 - 4:24pm
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez this morning, at the White Rock Y on N.M. 4, highlighting $32 million in water and infrastructure upgrades around LANL. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
STATE News:
 
Gov. Susana Martinez highlighted $32 million in water and infrastructure upgrades around Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) during press conference this morning at the White Rock Y on N.M. 4.
 
These funds provide for Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) based on settlement agreements between New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) related to the February 2014 incidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad and the associated activities at LANL.
 
The funds and projects in the Los Alamos area include $10 million to build storm water control structures at LANL to increase monitoring and sampling in the area, another $10 million to replace aging water infrastructure such as lines, meters, and others, and $12 million to improve routes used to ship transuranic waste to WIPP – such as East Jemez Road and N.M. 4 around Los Alamos.
 
The total estimated value of the projects provided for by the settlement agreements is estimated at $74 million, including projects in, around, and between Los Alamos and LANL sites, Carlsbad and the WIPP site, and surrounding communities.
 
More information is available online here.
 
 
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez this morning at the White Rock Y. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
LANL Director Charlie McMillan, left, and other officials gather this morning on N.M. 4 as Gov. Martinez announces $32 million in water and infrastructure upgrades around LANL. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Council Chair Rick Reiss speaks at this morning's event. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
New Mexico Envrionmental Department Secretary Ryan Flynn addresses the group gathered this morning on N.M. 4. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess greets Gov. Susana Martinez and NMED Secretary Ryan Flynn this morning at the White Rock Y on N.M. 4. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from this morning's event. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from this morning's event. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

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