Watchdogs want more work on water-quality study as city, county project prepares to draw from Rio Grande
Staci Matlock | The New Mexican
Posted: Sunday, December 05, 2010
"In January, the first gallons of river water from the Rio Grande will be diverted through the new $216.3 million joint city and county project, treated, commingled with other waters and sent through a pipe to customers' taps.
A 317-page draft technical report by two companies skilled in analyzing water quality and health risks of nuclear-weapons materials is supposed to answer the fundamental question: Is that water from the Buckman Direct Diversion project safe to drink in the short term and the long term, since it is downstream from Los Alamos National Laboratory waste sites?
The two companies — ChemRisk and AMEC Earth and Environmental — were hired by the Buckman Direct Diversion Board to conduct the analysis." More>>>>