SANTA FE (AP) - The managers of Los Alamos National Laboratory have been sued by a coalition of community activists and environmentalists.
They allege the lab is responsible for significant contamination they say is moving off lab property and into the region’s water.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Santa Fe.
It contends the lab has failed to comply with national pollution discharge permits for 59 storm water sites in the Los Alamos and Pueblo Canyon watershed.
The coalition alleges the lab is failing to monitor, report and control pollution.
The plaintiffs want the court to order the lab to comply with the conditions of the permits.
A call to lab officials for comment hasn’t been returned.
[Download the 38 page Amigos Bravos et al complaint here.]