Udall To Question DOE Secretary On LANL Cleanup, WIPP Costs, Tech Transfer And Other N.M. Priorities

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will discuss steps forward for cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and several other New Mexico priorities with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.

Udall will press Moniz to work constructively with the state of New Mexico to safely reopen the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and discuss the Department of Energy’s plan to release a report on the radiological accident.

Udall also will discuss the budget for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s B61 Life Extension Program and his work to increase the Department of Energy’s investment in technology transfer at the national labs to create jobs and spur economic development in New Mexico.

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