Action Alert! Santa Fe County Protective Resolution about LANL Chromium Plume, Safety and Security Issues, and Plans to Expand Plutonium Pit Production

Hearing:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2 pm

Santa Fe County Commission Chambers at 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe

Given the recent Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board reports,[1] and articles by the Santa Fe New Mexican[2] and Center for Public Integrity[3] about the chromium and perchlorate plume below LANL; the safety and security issues; and plans to expand plutonium pit production; the proposed Resolution requests:

  • the New Mexico Environment Department strengthen the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Cleanup Consent Order to require additional characterization of legacy nuclear waste;
  • the Department of Energy to
    • request increased cleanup funding from Congress;
    • significantly increase safety training; and
    • suspend any planned expanded plutonium pit production until safety issues are resolved.


If you cannot attend, please contact your Commissioner and their Liaison at

(505) 986-6200 and urge them to support the Resolution: 

Commission Chair and District 1 Commissioner Henry

Constituent Services Liaison – Orlando Romero –

Commission Vice-Chair and District 2 Commissioner Anna

Constituent Services Liaison – Maria Rotunda –
(505) 986-6263

District 3 Commissioner Robert A. Anaya –

Constituent Services Liaison – Christopher M. Barela – – 505.986.6377

District 4 Commissioner Anna T.

Constituent Services Liaison – Tina Salazar –

District 5 Commissioner Ed Moreno –

Constituent Services Liaison – Julia Valdez –

Watch the Board of County Commissioners Meetings Live 
Meeting available on the web , Comcast Channel 28, or listen to Que Suave Radio Station AM 810

[1] Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board reports:

[2] Santa Fe New Mexican articles:


[3] Center for Public Integrity Nuclear Negligence series at



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