Public Safety

VIDEO: Heinrich Presses DOE Environmental Secretary Nominee On WIPP Recovery, LANL Cleanup

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich. Screen Shot/LADP

Dr. Monica Regalbuto. Screen Shot/LADP

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing to confirm Dr. Monica C. Regalbuto as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., focused his questions to the nominee on WIPP recovery and opportunities for local small businesses to participate in cleanup efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

VIDEO: Watch Senator Heinrich’s Exchange with Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental


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Monsoon Awareness Week In New Mexico June 14-19

NOAA News:
 
SANTA FE  Gov. Susana Martinez proclaims June 14-19, as “Monsoon Awareness Week” in New Mexico.
 
The National Weather Service (NWS) and New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) marking Monsoon Awareness Week in New Mexico with a series of informational projects to promote awareness.
 
New Mexico joins the annual campaign to promote awareness of the life-threatening weather hazards that affect New Mexico during the summer monsoon.
 
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Securities Division Urges Citizens: Report Elder Abuse

Securities Division Superintendent Mike Unthank

STATE News: 

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, New Mexico Regulation and Licensing, Securities Division urges citizens to value and protect New Mexico seniors by reporting possible abuse.

“Although elder abuse comes in many forms – physical, financial, emotional, neglect or abandonment – often several types of abuse will be inflicted at the same time,” Superintendent Mike Unthank said. 

Financial abuse is considered to be the most common form of abuse to elders, costing its victims an estimated $2.9


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Detecting Nukes Through Underground Explosives Tests

Two workers oversee the emplacement of the canister that contained the chemical explosive charge for Source Physics Experiment-4 Prime at the Nevada National Security Site. Courtesy/LLNL

HSNW News:

Three weeks ago, a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) led-team successfully conducted the fourth in a series of experiments designed to improve the U.S. ability to detect underground nuclear explosions.

The Source Physics Experiment (SPE-4 Prime) is a fundamental step forward in the U.S. effort to improve arms control verification, and will eventually be used to assure compliance


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Udall Statement On Senate’s Vote To Prohibit Torture

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan 78-21 vote to reaffirm the ban on waterboarding and other inhumane interrogation techniques.

“Torture is a stain on our nation’s all too recent history. As the comprehensive investigation by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence confirmed, the CIA’s post-9/11 ‘enhanced interrogation’ techniques were not just brutal and inhumane — but also ineffective. This amendment reaffirms the torture ban and ensures that we never again


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