Citizen Action (through New Mexico Community Foundation)



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Background: Through a grant awarded to Citizen Action from the Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (CMTA), Citizen Action hired two consultants to independently review Sandia’s study of options for the Mixed Waste Landfill. This study of options is known as a “Corrective Measures Study” or a CMS. The New Mexico Environment Department required Sandia to conduct a CMS for the Mixed Waste Landfill as a result of a request submitted by Citizen Action to investigate other alternatives for the waste.

Independent experts: The consultants included Marvin Resnikoff, Radioactive Waste Management Associates; and Paul Robinson, Southwest Research and Information Center. A third report conducted by Erik Ringelberg, Upstream Technologies, Inc., was funded under a separate grant (NMSEES). For consistency purposes the conclusions from his report are also included in the synopsis.

This research was completed money allocated during Round 4 of the Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (MTA Fund). Clark University was named conservator of these works.

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Citizen Action (through New Mexico Community Foundation)




nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons testing, environment, non-governmental organizations, United States Department of Energy, tribal governments, environmental cleanup, radioactive fallout, radioactive waste


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Synopsis of Reports by Citizen Action Independent Experts re: Corrective Measures Study for Mixed Waste Landfill Sandia National Labs/U.S. Department of Energy



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