Action Alert: NMED Secretary-Designate Ryan Flynn to Talk about LANL “Cleanup” Order on Tues. 9/10/13 at 2:15 pm in Pojoaque

ACTION ALERT:  Attendance Needed!  

Who?  Ryan Flynn, Secretary-Designate of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED)

What?  He will be speaking about the “Order on Consent, NMED Perspective” about the March 1, 2005 “Cleanup” Consent Order for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) 

When?  Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Where?  Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board meeting at the Cities of Gold Conference Center, 10-A Cities of Gold Road, Pojoaque, NM

How?  The NMED has used the Citizens’ Advisory Board (CAB) meetings as a forum to announce changes to the way NMED regulates/partners/changes “cleanup” agreements without adequate public input.  For example, the announcement of the Framework Agreement between Governor Martinez and the Department of Energy (DOE) was made before a CAB meeting in the middle of the day – similar to the meeting tomorrow.

We anticipate that Secretary-Designate Flynn will announce that NMED will begin “re-negotiating” the Consent Order with LANL.  Last time there were negotiations between NMED and the Department of Energy and LANL about the Consent Order, they took place behind closed doors and took nearly 18 months to complete.  

The meeting agenda is available at:  The meeting begins at 2 pm and goes to 4 pm.  There is an opportunity for public comment at 3:45 pm.





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