Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice

The Nukes Next Door



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"Welcome to the SLAP booklet, “The Nukes Next Door: Shedding Light on A Nuclear Neighbor, Sandia National Laboratories.” SLAP stands for Sandia Labs Awareness Project. This booklet attempts to provide concise information to people who do not have a technical background on the potential dangers to human health posed by three nuclear projects operated by Sandia National Labs on Kirtland Airforce Base property on the city of Albuquerque’s south side in New Mexico. In this booklet we explore the possible contamination of surrounding communities’ air, water and soil by the radiation associated with nuclear waste disposal, nuclear production processes, and weapons testing at the Labs over the past 50 years. We also raise questions about what we still need to know and what actions we as citizens and residents of the area need to take to ensure the safety of ourselves, our neighbors and future generations."

This research was completed money allocated during Round 1 of the Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (MTA Fund). Clark University was named conservator of these works.

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The Nukes Next Door