Jul 9, 2007

Press Conference Tomorrow to Release New Report Showing Elevated Radioactivity Around Los Alamos

Just so you know what your neighbors down in Santa Fe will be talking about tomorrow.


Government Accountability Project

West Coast Office

1511 3rd Ave., Suite #321 • Seattle, WA 98101

206.292.2850 • www.whistleblower.org

July 9, 2007


Contact: Tom Carpenter, GAP Nuclear Oversight Dir.

Phone: cell 206.419.5829

Email: tomc@whistleblower.org

Contact: Dylan Blaylock, Communications Director

Phone: 202.408.0034 ext. 137, cell 202.236.3733

Email: dylanb@whistleblower.org

Press Advisory: GAP to Release Report Showing Elevated Radioactivity Found Around Los Alamos

Press Conference to be Held Tomorrow in Santa Fe

What: Press conference to release and discuss latest report on citizen environmental sampling performed around the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Report released by Government Accountability Project (GAP).

When: July 10, 2007, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM

Who: Tom Carpenter, Director, GAP Nuclear Oversight Program

Marco Kaltofen, Scientist, Boston Chemical Data, Inc.

Contact: Dylan Blaylock, GAP Communications Director, 202.408.0034, ex 137

Tom Carpenter, 206-419-5829 (cell)

Government Accountability Project

The Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, GAP’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, GAP is a non-profit, public interest advocacy organization with offices in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA.

Dylan Blaylock

Communications Director, Government Accountability Project

202.408.0034 ext. 137; 202.236.3733 (cell)

1612 K. St, #1100 Washington, D.C. 20006

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There will be a Continuing Resolution (CR) on the budget next year. The only question left for LANL will be how does this effect the lab's FY08 budget? Will we be held to the draconian cuts of the House Bill? Even if we are not held to the House Bill, the budget picture for next year is likely to be very painful. Start preparing now, if you can.


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July 9 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush and congressional Democrats are headed for their first showdown over the federal budget. For both sides, more than money is at stake.

Bush, who only vetoed one piece of legislation passed by the Republican Congress in his first six years in office, is now threatening to reject almost every spending bill sent to him by the Democratic-controlled Congress unless lawmakers abandon plans to spend $23 billion more than he requested.

While the amount involved is less than 1 percent of the $2.9 trillion federal budget, the political stakes are greater. A little more than 16 months before the 2008 elections, Democrats and Republicans alike figure a fight may be in their interests.

``It's a very big fight over a fairly small sum of money,'' says Bob Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, an Arlington, Virginia-based nonpartisan group that advocates a balanced budget. ``It has a lot of political significance in terms of the signals being sent.''

...``The only way Republicans are going to make progress'' this year ``is if the president vetoes the bills and has high- profile fights over spending,'' he says. ``It's very, very important that they have this fight.''