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Udall Issues Statement Regarding Diplomatic Framework Of Iran’s Nuclear Program

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement Friday on the diplomatic framework reached by the United States, five other world powers and Iran on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding Iran’s nuclear program:

“The goal of the framework presented yesterday — accomplished through an intensive diplomatic effort by multiple countries — is to reduce Iran’s nuclear capability while providing for extensive verification measures to preclude nuclear weapons development. As negotiators work on a final plan, I


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WIPP Technical Assessment Team Issues Final Report

WIPP News:

This week the Department of Energy’s Technical Assessment Team (TAT) visited Carlsbad and met with federal and contractor staff at WIPP and the Mayor’s Nuclear Task Force to provide a briefing and answer questions on their final report that was released March 26.

The TAT, which was established shortly after the Feb. 14, 2014 radiological release that occurred in the WIPP underground, was led by the Savannah River National Laboratory and consisted of experts from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and


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Gov. Susana Martinez, Firefighters Urge New Mexicans To Prepare For 2015 Fire Season

STATE News:

  • New Mexico Recognizes Wildfire Awareness Week

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez joined with firefighters Thursday to talk about the dangers of wildfires and urged New Mexicans to prepare for the upcoming season.

The Governor has proclaimed March 29 through April 4 as Wildfire Awareness Week.

“As we continue to face serious drought, it is more important than ever that we work together to prevent fires,” Martinez said. “Through continued education, prevention and awareness, we can make a difference together to save lives, property and valuable natural resources throughout


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Heinrich Statement On Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action For Iran’s Nuclear Program

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement Thursday after the United States, five other world powers, and Iran announced a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program:

Our mission is clear: we must ensure that Iran is never allowed to develop a nuclear weapon. Today’s announcement of a framework designed to roll back Iran’s


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U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Addresses P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations

Energy Secretary Earnest Moniz

DOE News:

Energy Secretary Earnest Moniz relesed the following statement today on the P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations:

“The key parameters established today lay the groundwork for achieving the P5+1’s objective of blocking Iran’s four pathways to nuclear weapons: the two uranium pathways through Iran’s Natanz and Fordow enrichment facilities, the plutonium pathway at the Arak reactor, and the covert pathway.

America’s leading nuclear experts at the Department of Energy and its national labs and sites were involved throughout these negotiations, evaluating


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