radiation http://kunm.org en NCI to Study Effects of Trinity Test http://kunm.org/post/nci-study-effects-trinity-test <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The National Cancer Institute will come to New Mexico this spring to investigate how much radiation people were exposed to after the Trinity test in the southern part of the state nearly 70 years ago.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.lahdra.org">CDC</a>&nbsp;studied health hazards in the New Mexico and&nbsp;said state residents consumed radiation via water, milk, meat and produce grown here after July 16, 1945, when the U.S. Army detonated a nuclear weapon for the first time.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:16:12 +0000 Marisa Demarco 42953 at http://kunm.org NCI to Study Effects of Trinity Test Update: Nuclear Waste From New Mexico Lab May Go To Texas http://kunm.org/post/update-nuclear-waste-new-mexico-lab-may-go-texas <p><strong>03/20/14 Update:&nbsp;<span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Nuclear Waste&nbsp;From New Mexico Lab May Go To Texas</span></strong><span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;-&nbsp;<em>The Associated Press</em></span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:00:38 +0000 Marisa Demarco & Associated Press 42685 at http://kunm.org Update: Nuclear Waste From New Mexico Lab May Go To Texas Oversight board questions radiation risk at LANL http://kunm.org/post/oversight-board-questions-radiation-risk-lanl <p>A federal oversight board says Los Alamos National Laboratory has significantly underestimated how much radiation could leak from its main plutonium lab in the event of a major earthquake and fire.</p><p>The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board says it has &quot;identified a number of deficiencies&quot; in calculations that concluded any release would be below the threshold deemed safe to the public.</p><p>Board staff say their calculations indicate the potential for a radiation release from a seismically induced fire could instead be more than four times that level.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:39:49 +0000 JERI CLAUSING, with The Associated Press 15471 at http://kunm.org