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2009-11-03 10:31:55

The Environmental Restoration Project at Sandia National Laboratories reports the successful construction of an alternative evapotranspirative cover at the Mixed Waste Landfill (MWL) in September. The 2.6-acre site is located in Technical Area 3 in the west-central part of Kirtland Air Force Base. The protective cover consists of four engineered layers, including three layers of compacted soil and a biointrusion rock barrier that will keep burrowing animals out of the former disposal areas....

2009-10-26 11:33:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces it has entered into an Agreement with the State of New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) that establishes mutually agreed upon license limits for INIS's planned uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. The completion of this Agreement is an important step towards licensing and constructing a uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction...

2009-07-31 10:00:00

LAS CRUCES, N.M., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite claims made by New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Secretary Ron Curry that a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) was "off the table," Helena Chemical and NMED discussed a potential SEP as recently as July 8 in email communications between the parties. Based on those communications, Helena continued to move forward with steps to propose a SEP as part of its offer to settle fines related to alleged violations of its Air Quality...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

By Juan-Carlos Rodriguez Journal Staff Writer Chava Trucking Co., which was on the receiving end of a nearly $1 million fine by the New Mexico Environment Department in April, has come up with a plan to start cleaning up its mess. The business, located at 6313 Broadway SE, was busted by NMED for what it says was improper management of hundreds of lead-acid batteries, thousands of gallons of used oil and other "unknown wastes" at the site. NMED says the business has had multiple...

2008-07-31 06:00:35

By Steve Ramirez, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 31--To view a copy of the compliance order, click here. LAS CRUCES -- Helena Chemical Co., in Mesquite, was fined $279,076 Wednesday by the New Mexico Environment Department for 11 alleged air quality violations. Helena, 252 John Grisham Drive in Mesquite, processes and distributes agricultural chemicals, including fertilizer. "Operating a business comes with certain responsibilities, including protecting residents and the environment...

2008-07-30 21:00:25

By Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 30--LAS CRUCES -- Helena Chemical Co. in Mesquite has been fined more than $279,000 by the New Mexico Environment Department for 11 alleged air quality violations. Environment Department Secretary Ron Curry announced the fines this afternoon. Curry's compliance order alleges violations that include allowing emissions to escape from the facility, neglecting to conduct testing and monitoring to make sure air quality standards were met and failing to...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Juan-Carlos Rodriguez Journal Staff Writer The Sawmill Community Land Trust is getting $225,000 from the state to help clean up the old Ponderosa Products site. The land trust received the "Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund" from the New Mexico Environment Department to clean or remove contaminated surface soil on the roughly 7-acre site. The Department funds the loan through a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rick Shean, the Department's...


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