Takoma Park, Maryland, October 28, 2010: The State of New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission has tightened monitoring requirements for plutonium, tritium, and other radioactive contamination in a segment of the Rio Grande deemed “at greatest risk from potential LANL [Los Alamos National Laboratory] discharges.”

The order, adopted earlier this month, reflects the commission’s concern that “discharges from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) could threaten public water supplies on the Rio Grande.”

Download Press Release | The NM Water Quality Control Commission order and a list of Triennial Review background documents from 2008-2010, including testimony of Arjun Makhijani on Dec. 10, 2009, and his statement.