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Federal lab in New Mexico pauses vaccine mandate

Jan. 12, 2022 13:12 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the federal government's national laboratories in New Mexico is pausing a vaccine mandate that was set to go into effect this month. Sandia National Laboratories had previously issued directives that all employees and subcontractors be fully...

New Mexico church official urges nuclear disarmament talks

Jan. 11, 2022 15:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of one of the oldest Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States says now is the time to rejuvenate and sustain a global conversation about the need for nuclear disarmament and how to develop ways to avoid a new nuclear arms race. Santa Fe...

Concerns persist about pace of cleanup at US nuclear lab

Jan. 07, 2022 19:20 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at one of the nation’s top nuclear weapons laboratories are reiterating their promise to focus on cleaning up Cold War-era contamination left behind by decades of research and bomb-making. But New Mexico environment officials and watchdog...

New Mexico demands feds investigate federal nuclear programs

Jan. 03, 2022 11:02 AM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Stronger oversight of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant could be coming as the federal government was called on by New Mexico officials and members of Congress to address alleged problems with the U.S. Department of Energy’s environmental cleanup operations. ...

New Mexico tribes concerned about plan to power nuclear lab

Dec. 29, 2021 12:39 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Indigenous leaders are concerned about a proposed multimillion-dollar transmission line that would cross what they consider sacred lands. The transmission line planned by the U.S. government would bring more electricity to Los Alamos National...

More workers sue US nuclear lab over vaccine mandate

Oct. 26, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another group of workers is suing Los Alamos National Laboratory over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing that the requirement discriminates against employees who sought religious or medical exemptions. The complaint was filed Friday in...