– ‘Monsoon rain could flood Los Alamos with contaminants’ (PressTV, July 14, 2011):
Willem Malten from the Los Alamos Study Group says that although the town of Los Alamos which is still one of the United States’ most active nuclear weapons facilities has escaped the threat of a fierce wildfire, a new natural phenomenon is now threatening the local communities.
Now monsoon rains threaten to flood whole communities with contaminants such as plutonium, uranium and mercury, he said in an interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Wednesday.
He said “there is a frantic community effort under way with mainly Native Americans sandbagging their own homelands while the [The Los Alamos National] Laboratory just removed 12,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil from the canyons.”