Mixed Waste Landfill: A Threat to Albuquerque, Isleta Pueblo, and all of New Mexico
Come Learn about Albuquerque’s Best Kept, Most Dangerous Secret!
Press Conference, April 14th, 2017 7pm-9pm
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard Dr. SE)
The UNM Sustainability Studies 334: Environmental Justice Practicum class will host a press conference open to press and the wider Albuquerque community on the topic of Sandia’s notorious Mixed Waste Landfill. Students will share their research and semester projects which highlight concerns about a potential explosion of the materials buried on Sandia’s property which could result in a widespread release of radioactive materials (as happened in a very similar dump in Beatty, NV in 2015). There is also concern that the radioactive and chemical waste, which is buried in an unlined pit, could contaminate groundwater (or potentially already has).
Come join UNM Sustainability Studies students, community members, and local activists to learn more about “Albuquerque’s best kept, most dangerous secret: the Mixed Waste Landfill.”