Enviros Sue DOE To Block $4B Nuclear Facility

Law360, New York (August 17, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT) -- An anti-nuclear advocacy group has asked a federal court to block the U.S. Department of Energy’s planned construction of a $4 billion nuclear research facility in Los Alamos, N.M., saying the government has drastically understated the facility’s potential effects on the environment.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the Los Alamos Study Group claimed the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration greatly expanded the size and cost of the proposed Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility...
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