This just made the KOB news this morning. They are having a ribbon cutting at 10AM this morning. I guess that they did not want advance notice to avoid too many people showing up.
Thanks Anonymous. Has anyone tried to use the RACER website yet? I'm not quite ready to call it worthless, but I put a few hours into trying it and I can safely say the public has no more information about contamination from LANL than it did yesterday. I wonder what this cost...
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Los Alamos National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, the New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Community Foundation have launched a new Web site.
The site allows users to view environmental data from the northern New Mexico lab online from any personal computer.
Environment Secretary Ron Curry says with the data, New Mexicans can be better informed about impacts from the lab on the environment.
Curry said the lab was directed to provide funding for the Web site project after it failed to disclose in a timely manner chromium contamination in the regional aquifer in 2004.
The online data system is called RACER, for Risk Analysis, Communication, Evaluation and Reduction. It provides lab information from before, during and since the Cold War.