05 Jul '11, 9pm

New Mexico Nuclear Facility Safe For Now

New Mexico Nuclear Facility Safe For Now

A very large wildfire in New Mexico was moving close to a nuclear facility at Los Alamos, but fortunately firefighters have been successful at keeping it at bay. Los Alamos is the site where the first atomic bomb was constructed. Eleven years ago, due to wildfires, some of the lab’s structures burned . On July 4th the Los Alamos National Lab website posted an alert for their employees about their work schedule: “Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced it will re-open to employees on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, after being closed for more than a week during the Las Conchas fire, the largest wildfire in New Mexico history.” Los Alamos national lab is located in an area that is prone to wildfires, and it appeared this year the fires might reach the research facility. “There was a scary moment when the fire spotted high up in Los Alamos Canyon, the fuel-rich gateway funnelin...

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